I've probably made this case before. As a frequent poster on some other forums, I am completely used to seeing the page numbers of each thread on the index page, and just clicking on the very last page number. That is just the first thing I normally do, on any board. I have to consciously reverse that thinking process just for this board. Not a problem, and I am not complaining. It is just out of the ordinary.
For me it is the exact opposite 'issue'; E.g. The Jazz Guitar Forum; If one just clicks directly on the link to a thread (listed under a sub-forum), one is taken to the oldest post. To get to the newest (and therefore unread) posts, one has to click 'last'. But this 'last' option is only available when a thread has over a certain number of post.
So when I'm in the Jazz forum I have to remember to click 'last' instead of just clicking on the link to the thread AND if it is a thread with only a few post I have to scroll down to the newer ones.
I know I'm in the minority, but I like how this TCM site works better than the Jazz forum (which appears to be the more common way).