Back on topic - One major benefit over the original BM is backups don't take nearly as long now. All the cosmetic stuff I can take or leave just nice bonus tho.
For an end-user product that is being sold, maybe. But many in the open-source community (esp. those interested in the code) follow developments MUCH closer. Hence the frequent updates, and for more established projects repositories. I'm no expert programmer by any means, but let your work speak for itself. Everything that happens here is history in the making, who can blame those that want to be a part of it, in one way or another?