Skipping the Home screen

I used to not mind the home screen so much as sometimes I would see something that interested me or get a little bit of news, but now it's largely pointless and just displays some artsy fartsy crap. So since I'm kind of dumb and didn't think to do this sooner I just created a blank template with one composite shot and pinned it so I can right click on my windows task bar and select that instead. I'm not sure how it would work on Apple but surely you can create a template project and put a link to it somewhere. I feel like it loads up a little faster this way too, but that might just be my perception. Anyway, just a thought.