Bing, barely leaving a ding

Microsoft’s new search product has launched – Bing.
I’ve been playing with it for about half an hour now, and I have to say – congratulations Microsoft, you’ve finally caught up to Google.
Which is to say, Microsoft has caught up to what Google has been doing for about 5 years now.
I like how Bing has a feathered background image along the header. It’s not adding any value or clarity to the page, it’s there for one reason – so that Bing doesn’t look exactly like Google (and Yahoo for that matter).
Despite your vast financial resources, you’re always a dollar short Microsoft.
Why is that? (It’s a rhetorical question, I know why)