Bolster is a fine idea. If you don't think so, it means you want to squash undergeared players like bugs instead of having competitive pvp.
Meanwhile, poorly implemented, buggy bolster is an unfortunate reality that Bioware is working to address, and threads like these take up space that could be better used by relevant feedback.
Can we please agree and move on?
I don't want to squash under geared players like bugs. What I do want is for people to put some sort of effort into their gear. This ridiculous system right now allows for someone to search the Gtn for 200 credit items and enter PvP as a BiS geared player. Re-read that and think of how rediculous that is! The bolster needs to be some sort of quadratic equation that doesn't reward laziness, but allows a reasonably geared player to compete.