I've never played music that ever called for me to NOT bury the beater.
Is there are reason why you don't want to bury the beater?
I'm not really sure what you are asking, but I suppose not being used to doing it and also enjoying the sound my drum makes rebounding the beater would be my reasons for wanting not to bury. But actually I'm working on sticking the beater/burying the beater to be able to have access to that sound too. And I was just mentioning and seeing if any good tips come up.