maybe it's due to the much smaller size of the bowl for the projector light, we will easier to get the uv ray from the Xenon bulbs to "damage" the bowl?!
I think if so, I also have some buildups on my bowls too. But actually as I said before, I run the HID for years already, and the light output is still so bright and no comparable by the halogens. That's enough as a reason to switch to use HID.