While my rant about “intutive” software design would not really be on point here, I would still caution against the use of this word in this context.
For example, I think that pre-selecting the most-recently worked on session is an excellent idea that will probably help some people (though note: not brand new users, nor those who start up Ardour by dbl-clicking on a session folder in their desktop’s presentation of such things).
But I don’t agree that this change has anything to do with “intuitive”, and I don’t think much is gained from using the term. The suggested change is good because of things like reduced cognitive load (“what was the name of that session anyway?”), reduced mousing (you would be able to just press return to work on the last session) and reducing discovery requirements for the user (“oh, i see, i have to select a session first”).
But none of those have anything to do with “intuitive”. They might be just a little connected to the more accurate “how other software I’ve encountered works”, but that’s not the same thing at all (even if a somewhat related topic - the nature of that relation is really what my rant is about).