I thought it was an annoying nucleus feature, but I guess I was wrong. Apparently, most blog software packages think the authors should have to hunt down the admin link, then hunt down the new-post link in order to make a new post.
Is this really what people want? WHY!!
I do not understand why they would not put a new post link in an easy to find location when you are logged in, and I do not understand why I should have to customize the code just to get such a link.