Not good enough reason? Isn't the whole point of working at a regional to gain experience and move up and get out quickly. Not to get comfortable.
Keeping DECs bonus hush hush to not upset own guys that are getting displaced into the CA seats without any bonuses isn't good enough of a reason to keep it hush.
Envoy has been displacing qualifying FOs into the left seat for a year now. Last November they opened up a 45k bonus for the, essentially, direct entry captains. Since Piedmont started their DECs 44k bonus (and PHL 145 CA instead of the LGA 145 CA), Envoy's page advertises 45k for "near entry captains" with 500hrs 121/135 jet pic time...
Meanwhile guys who got on prior to the bonuses and are upgrading now are getting straight 69/hr or whatever it is. Thence my reply