The OTP is routinely used all over the world. It's use has never really gone away, but there is now a resurgence due to quantum key distribution networks. They swap keys between devices using OTP encryption over fibre optics. The TRNGs are inside the devices.
The OTP has been routinely used all over the world. There are so many examples in the NSA crypto museum, I'll only list one. The reason that you're alive today is because Kennedy and Khrushchev reconciled their differences over the hot line which was a OTP encrypted teleprinter.
The reason I'm not writing this in German, is because courageous agents throughout Europe during WW2 spied for Allies and the Resistances using OTPs. These are both examples of low bandwidth OTP communications.
Up to a few years ago, you could tune in a short wave radio and actually listen to secret radio transmissions from many countries across the world sending OTP numbers. They're called numbers stations, and you can listen to the recorded transmissions on the internet.
I cannot continue without addressing "The one-time-pad relies on a true random generator. That's something that doesn't really exist. There are no physical random number generators that can be certified by e.g. NIST ". The reason they don't certify TRNG is probably because they're not allowed to by the US security services. This is de facto proof of the value of OTPs. NIST is irrelevant. True random numbers are not the property of the US government. Where do all the on-line gambling houses in the world get their legally certified true random numbers from? Britain has ERNIE (TRNG) which is continually tested for the British government and has paid out £100M's in prizes, yet has not been certified by NIST. I have two home brew tested and working TRNGs on my desk. And of course there are those quantum generators like Quantis Random Number Generator but they're not certified by NIST so perhaps they don't exist, even though they have passed all their tests. All it takes is an Arduino and a 24V zener diode and you can make one yourself.
OTPs have existed since the early 1900s and are now being used more and more. Can I suggest that these fact deniers look at this OTP from the NSA?
OTPs excel at low bandwidth communication as has been proved over and over and is a matter of historical record. In fact they are often better than the fancy and baffling AES stuff. Read through this forum and you will see that secure AES implementation is very difficult. Elliptic curve crypto is neigh on impossible as proven on this forum repeatedly. And they can't be verified manually as OTPs can.
The only conclusion that can be reached why the OPT is discouraged here is the one postulated in this question, which was then hidden in the meta trash can, effectively supporting the argument.