For Blender 2.8, we want to make some improvements to the splash screen.
One of the main things we want to do here, is to provide an easy way to get started with various types of projects. You'll want a different setup if you are doing a 2D animation project, than if you are doing sculpting. That means, both some different objects in your scene, but also a different starting Workspace, and perhaps other things too.
The other thing we want to include, are links to tutorial videos about learning Blender, and also about new features for each release.
Lastly, Blender has many obscure features that even many seasones Blender users don't know about. We want to surface those by showing users various random tips.
First Launch Setup Screen
The splash screen could also help making the setup process smoother when first launching Blender. There are several options and settings that users will want to easily configure once, such as the keymap, the language and GPU rendering. We want to make these settings more discoverable and accessible.
This means we can remove these items from the normal splash screen, to make it cleaner and simpler.
Pressing the Done button would lead users into the regular splash screen.
We could then lead new users to a screen with several links to start learning Blender: