Sometimes it takes a couple characters before you get one you're set on. It sucks losing that bonus, big or small. You worked for it, you survived Withmore and contributed your story. Why lose it if you want to recreate? Those players who stuck around for a long time are familiar with the theme and are proficient at creating RP. It's arbitrary to punish them for wanting to experiment with different concepts and die a couple times after playing the same character for years.