When viewing an un-read thread I don't think it should automatically put the page at the most recent reply. If I haven't read the thread yet, then I probably want to read the original post first, since the replies out of context won't make a lot of sense.
Probably should only #p18 my link if I click on a link that's already been read by me or something :)
I agree. Also it would be nice if you could setup this on the profile page. I for one either want it to point to latest unread or first post. Choice is always nice. :)