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I'm going to say why. I can't with good conscious continue supporting something that has spanked me and my fellow webmasters. Harsh? Perhaps. I perhaps have spent more time reading Panda impact statements. I just don't like the result post Panda and I'm sick of seeing the same pattern of sites on the Google searches. It's getting really predictable!
To stay on the SEO theme, I would suggest if you worked at SEO in Google, you need not change your game when going after Bing. I personally see (or should I say saw) results in Google that are mostly duplicated in Bing. If Google likes it, I would suggest Bing will like it. That may be pre Panda thinking, but I assuming that you aren't ripping your site to shreds in hopes of figuring out Panda and in the meanwhile completely undoing your Bing rankings. Most should hope for increased importance of Bing SEO.
Now ixquick has stopped quoting its metas sources
Tip('Found by Statesman (1), Yahoo (1), Gigablast (1), Blekko (2), EntireWeb (3)')
Based on Bing's performance over the past decade, and especially over the past two years, we continue to think it's unlikely that Microsoft's online division will ever make money again.^^
We also have to believe that the $3 billion Microsoft is burning every year on Bing could be better spent trying to compete with Apple and Google's Android on tablets and phones (not to mention Macs and Chrome).
Because the stakes in the latter battle are very high.
Since Microsoft has the rights to several patents related to technology used in Android, it has been able to turn Android into a huge revenue generating business by entering into patent licensing agreements with other companies which produce Android devices.  Microsoft recently entered a patent licensing agreements with several manufacturers including HTC, General Dynamics, Wistron and Onkyo under which they will pay it $5-$10 for every Android device that they ship. With 500,000 devices a day, this implies around $1 billion in value if it received a $5 fee for each Android device. Current negotiations with Samsung, the top Android device manufacturer, could land Microsoft an additional $10-$15 for every Android device activated by Samsung.  [blogs.forbes.com...]
Both Google and MSFT buy traffic because people are used to "good enough results" and stay there. Like Google did with AOL or Myspace or Mozilla. Just Microsoft sucks at sucking dollars out of SERPS for now
I know that Bing is using ME a lot more. All of the sites I own/manage have been pounded by Bing lately.
You can set the crawl rates for Bingbot yourself inside the Bing Webmaster Tools for your sites.