I'm very sorry to hear that you (and I don't agree "most people") don't take advantage of Product Pages, Downloads, Tutorials, Webcasts, Demos, Articles, WhitePapers, and more that are listed on the navigator. But, you are certainly entitled to work the way that best suites your needs.
If all your are really doing is using this forum, I'd suggest you access it with a Lotus Notes client
, that way you can avoid all the extra navigation items that the web site adds which you don't like. Would that be more useful for you?