Hm, no reader software needed, I can get notifications when my questions are answered, it's moderated (though I must use Passport), and it's searchable - what's not to like? Oh yeah, it's DEV focus.
Think there is a market here for IT Pros? Want to see forums.microsoft.com/technet? Make comments on this post and let us know the features/functionality you want to see.
Better yet, you can post suggestions directly to the people developing the service and platform here. (Passport sign-on required)