not2easy - 6:16 pm on Aug 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
I did at first, but you are right, I see it as an aggravating nuisance and worse because they email them to me. Weekly. They also request new sitemap submissions. Do they want a new copy with a different name? I see them retrieving the existing sitemaps so what gives?
I see it as an attempt to stir interaction with their WMT site which is not all that useful. Their URL/Directory removal request expires and needs to be renewed forever apparently. In a survey they sent around it seemed evident that there are G-envy issues so rather than leading their own path it is more like "lets try this".