Why would I run around in 55 PvP in 50 gear? should I just go buy the level 40 orange pvp gear on DK to have PvP gear?
I took it that you talked about pre-2.0, since the bolster more or less just replaced the recruit gear. They could have easily decided to just make a new "recruit gear" they would give free to everyone instead of bolster. Justifying a solution by pointing out the problem isn't too effective when there are other alternative solutions.