At the moment if you click an active thread, it takes you to the first post. This works for short threads but for things like Tom’s reports it will be even more tedious than normal!
In 2007 Jon ZFZ said
"I have altered the topic links so that when clicked it takes you to the bottom of a long thread (i.e. so the latest post is visible).
A new visitor will have to scroll up to see the context but I felt this was better than having to scroll down to the latest post each time especially since threads could end up with dozens if not hundreds of posts."
Maybe the same logic applies now?