On Fri, Oct 18, 2013 at 10:57 AM, Jon Robson <jrobson@wikimedia.org> wrote:
Has this always been the case or did something change?

I thought we made a decision to move away from this horrible
intermediate screen?

I think that's a bug you're encountering. 

The current expected behavior on most wikis is you get redirected to your internal referrer (the returnto parameter with returnto query). If your returnto is NULL, then default is Main Page. S kindly wrote up a related document at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:S_Page_(WMF)/Return_to and recommendation from Jared is https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52373#c38 

On desktop English Wikipedia, we use CentralAuth's hook CentralAuthPostLoginRedirect to shuffle users through Special:GettingStarted for now. Beta Labs has GettingStarted installed just like prod, but on mobile it shouldn't be doing anything. 

Steven Walling,
Product Manager