Sometimes this happens to me, sometimes it doesn't. I've found that if you keep trying from different forums, eventually one will actually take you to the first unread post - maybe which forum goes to first unread is related to which forum the first unread post was posted from, or something like that (for instance, if I get to the GA from MD, but the first person to post since I last read the topic got to it from Help!, it'll go to the OP, but if I get to it from Help!, it'll go to the first unread post).
Discretion is the better part of valor.
If I helped lynch you, you deserved it.
Retired from playing for the foreseeable future.