I have used vifm for 3 years now and I really liked the old way of choosing the starting directories (vifm with no argument -> current directory for both instead of the last ones).
Besides, I often launch several vifms. And therefore I always have warnings about writing in vifmrc because of this feature (writing the the last directory in .vifmrc when closing with :q)
It would be nice to have an option to disable starting in the last visited directory.
And if we want this feature I think it would be better to write the last directory name in another file than the .vifmrc (after all it's not a configuration option ;-))