Bill Gates was correct to step down from having a leadership role at Microsoft. He had accomplished everything he could have accomplished at Microsoft. He built the company into one of the most powerful and wealthy companies in the history of the world. But, the focus of his life had switched to his foundation and the important work that foundation was doing. It was not fair to the employees of Microsoft to have a part-time chairman.
Bill Gates should step down as the chairman of Microsoft. If a new chairman were to be hired/appointed, new strategies and technologies could be explored. Some of the people who work with Gates worry that he is overusing his power as he gets older. If a new chairmen was named, there could be measures put into place to stop that from occurring again.