Yeah, in MapPoint 2009 (and Streets & Trips 2009) we took out many of the colorful little pushpin icons included natively in previous releases of the product. We added the way cool "Import Custom Symbol" functionality, but for those of you who love our little caricatures there's just no love in the world. Correction - we love you. And, we've made the icons available for download on the Microsoft Download Center. So, go get them and be one with yourself.
The world is right again.