There are times I prefer slight delay instead of reverb, depending on the amp and the environment (gig).
I really like the sound I get from my DM-2w with the rate and intensity both at one o’clock and the echo knob at noon. Tiled bathroom reverb
I don’t have that pedal, but I’ve found the same thing. Using delay like this creates space without the distance if that makes sense.I have a preset on my Strymon Volante that I use for ambience in much the same way. I like it because the initial attack is unaffected, kinda like a reverb with pre-delay. Maintains note/chord clarity.