So here's the problem... Or maybe blessing depending on how you look at it...
I downloaded the Raspbian Jessie image... And no, not NOOBS; I got tired of NOOBS. After writing the image to the SD card, I set it aside, and it's been about a week since I wrote the image.
Since then, I bought 4 Raspberry Pi 3 Bs, put 2 in their cases, and inserted the SD card on one of them. I plugged in my HDMI cable, then my keyboard, and finally my power cord.
All of a sudden, it started booting up. It booted straight to the desktop that would normally be there AFTER you've set specifics on the traditional blue
So my question is this: Did the Foundation decide to write the image file to boot straight to the desktop? Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the plug and play aspect, but I was kind of hoping for the traditional set up so I could edit the things I wanted to (like we used to be able to).
I keep running into sources that only talk about NOOBS, or doesn't state the answer to my question. Or perhaps they do and I just don't understand it because of how they wrote their article.