Recently I was involved in a discussion where someone argued that home pages don't make sense and they shouldn't even be called home pages (the hyperlink to an homepage should be something else).
I completely disagree as I think an home page is a very important reference point in a website navigation. It gives the user a reference point in the navigation structure. The keyword "home page" is actually widely used and users recognize it and I don't see why use another thing.
Still I would like to hear others opinion about the home page existence and name. Should a website or other hypermedia content start somewhere else? should it be named differently? What should an home page be?