A large number of lists and search result pages use "First" and "Last" links, sometimes styled as "<<" and ">>". In most cases, the "last" button is also the far right one, which seems to be regarded as good usability.
It usually looks like this:
I personally dislike this arrangement. Why? Because in 90% of all cases, all I need is the "next" button. Photo galleries, search results, Tables, etc. One case I can think of where I would frequently need the "last" button is in internet forums, where I want to jump to the last entry quickly...
The above arrangement makes the "next" button both hard to identify and to click because it is sandwiched between those other elements. It appears "next" has lower weight than "last".
Sure, logically "last" supercedes "next", that's why it's placed after it. But that is at the price of (in my opinion) increased cognitive load.
Can this really be considered as "good usability"?