Reason for bonus battle points:
To help those who are still reaching level 80 for the final leader card.
This is also to look good too.
I think this is fair and quite different. In favour, I like Mac Leod for the idea.
He in my honest opinion is one of the best Admins in the game.
To expand on DarkBlood's point, it will help people working towards level 80 for John Doom.
Also, though he might not be the final leader and new ones may come out. IF they continue the pattern (1 leader every 5 levels until 50, then 1 leader every 10 levels upto 80) the next leader would be at level 90! (That is a lot of battlepoints, that really only the most dedicated players will reach).