I understand that the new Bolster is in its nascent stages and still PTS, but it sure seems like you guys are expecting it to do a lot...maybe leaning on it too much.
It's a great thing to lean on, if it's done right. Think about it. Instead of starting at recruit-level when you hit 55 and getting slaughtered by every pro and noob you fight, you still have decent stats. Your stats don't start increasing until you've bought the first tier though. This is actually a very well-designed response to the rock-hard entrance into level 50 PvP in the current live game.