Last week Eyonix started a poll on the forums
asking players what they do directly after logging in (all of the options are listed in the picture above). For me, it's no contest -- before I do anything else, I always pop the friends list up to see who's around. The only time this doesn't happen is if I'm logging on in a rush for the night's raid, but I try to limit the number of times that occurs. Reading this poll has made me realize the extent to which I depend on my bank alt for mail and AH-related business; my main very rarely needs to check her mail.
If you're interested in responding to the poll, it'll be running for another day or so, and you can find it here
. Because it's on the official forums, you'll be prompted to log in to your forum account before replying.