A better solution would be if clicking on a thread took you to page one, post one as default instead of the last page like now.
But normally you want to add something so in most cases you would want to go to the last page.
Surely they could do it like the threads for new releases - selecting it shows the first post up the top, but the next post after that is the last post. Additionally, in those news threads, the first post is always displayed at the top no matter which page is navigated to.
Something like that would work well here IMO.