the redirect adds an extra layer of protection. can't hack as easily without know what the redirect link is.
i'm still using the old version because i don't have the money yet but will support this plugin with a honest review and future sales.
Together this plugin and smartoptimerz script (and instructions from here: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=433&t=343940 ), my website got a major speed boost.
Better support for editors included in latest release