Well, after giving Microsoft it's due on Bing last week, life returned to normal. Got the latest report on New Tech Press traffic and found that the center still holds. Google is back to being the number one referral to New Tech Press articles. I guess people were just checking Bing out and have found, like i did, that there was no big deal.
Plus, maybe some people suddenly realized that the new Windows defaults had set them to Bing and they are just resetting to Google.