krwordgazer said: It would be nice if clicking on a thread would take us to the most recent post, and not the first one. Then if we wanted to go backwards we could page back through.
I too get taken to the "most recent post I haven't seen" but I do find myself now and again browsing further and further back into threads to see what might be ripe for resuscitation. In such cases, when I haven't seen anything newer than years-old, it might be nice to get kicked to the most recent, whenever and whatever. But "most recent you haven't read" and "most recent, period" might be conflicting functions.