Bolster is pointless...
I hardly notice a difference from people coming in with pve gear to what it was like coming in with recruit
A set of PVP gear doesn't even take long at all to grind anyways, which is why I was confused as to why bolster was such a big deal when it came out
lol yeah, saw some guy in full 72s or close to it in pvp, had like 1500 expertise and 2000 max weapon damage, hardly a handicap due to bolster. He got top damage too.