Yes it is great to be able to have the two functions, AF and shutter release work with separate buttons when you need time between locking focus and releasing the shutter.
However, personally I use both methods depending on what I am shooting. I also believe that benefits of the BBF are overhyped. For most shooting, it makes very little difference which method you use - there are situations where using BBF does little except exercising the thumb
1DX, 5D3, 600D, RX100
16-35L, 24-70L II, 70-200L II, 100-400L, 50L, 85L II, 135L, 24TSE, 40, 100 macro, 18-55 II, 55-250 II, 1.4x III, 2x III, 600RT x 4
The grass is always greener when you crank up the saturation in photoshop