Well, in order to experience the aerial view of your Live Map Search you must install a plug-in (at least on Firefox). So I installed the plug-in and took a look at the map which was OK but not great. I don’t think Google will be very worried.
So after I close down the tab running Live Maps Search, I hit my home button which goes to the Live Search page!! I cannot believe Microsoft changed my homepage without asking. What a dumb thing to do on their part as I’ll never use their mapping site again.