In a New York Times review of Bing and Google [nytimes.com], which while acknowledging that Google has many mature features that outpace Bing, still asserts that Microsoft has bested Google in many important ways.
Hereís the shocker, though: in many ways, Bing is better... Google is a habit. Everyone already knows how to work it... But if you value your time, you should give Bing a fling.
Among the qualities David Pogue admires is the ability to find things faster:
Once you hit Enter, however, you canít help noticing Bingís more concerted effort to get you answers faster. To minimize the clicking, the hunting, the dead ends.