Are you an old style AutoCAD user? Do you miss this dialog box?
I like it because I mostly use different templates in my drawings. And I feel that I miss it when Autodesk decided not to show it by default anymore.
First time I started recent version of AutoCAD, it always create a new file. Sometimes it’s useless. Not to mention sometimes a freshman just draw without knowing what are the units, scale list, linetype scale, and other related settings.
Using this dialog box is safer. It will make them aware to select a template before actually start to draw.
You can set this startup dialog box to open everytime you start AutoCAD, just like the old days!
Just type STARTUP [enter] then type 1 as new value then [enter].
Update: In AutoCAD 2012, you can also choose not to open new file or dialog box. You can set STARTUP system variable to 2.