Disable home folder and default geodatabase

Idea created by rblash on Aug 1, 2012
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    Score260
    Disabling the default GDB and home folder "enhancements" should be allowed.
    The home folder concept ignores the fact that any organized person would create sub-folders within a given "project" directory structure. As such, the only files that go in my MXD folder are MXDs, so having the home folder is next to useless for me and simply forces extra mouse clicks (I have to imagine I'm not the only one).

    Similarly I don't toss all feature classes in one geodatabase. Things are organized in a folder structure so having a default geodatabase is also useless for me, and it would be nice to disable that as well.

    We get that ESRI is trying to cater more to the casual user, but the GIS professionals wouldn't have come this far in their careers if they couldn't figure out how to navigate to a different folder or geodatabase to store their data. Please stop simplifying things that don’t need to be simplified.Disabling the default GDB and home folder "enhancements" should be allowed.
    The home folder concept ignores the fact that any organized person would create sub-folders within a given "project" directory structure. As such, the only files that go in my MXD folder are MXDs, so having the home folder is next to useless for me and simply forces extra mouse clicks (I have to imagine I'm not the only one).

    Similarly I don't toss all feature classes in one geodatabase. Things are organized in a folder structure so having a default geodatabase is also useless for me, and it would be nice to disable that as well.

    We get that ESRI is trying to cater more to the casual user, but the GIS professionals wouldn't have come this far in their careers if they couldn't figure out how to navigate to a different folder or geodatabase to store their data. Please stop simplifying things that don’t need to be simplified.