I think this is the correct category to post this topic in, Layout Request (?).
I noticed when I was trying to navigate to my dashboard using the header nav menu, there was no menu option anywhere for my dashboard. Clicking on my user account does nothing but expand the dropdown menu where I can navigate to manage events, pages, lists which does bring me to my account screen. However, it is not until I land on those options that I can then click on my dashboard link to go to the dashboard where I can see everything.
I don't know if this is necessary but I do think it is useful. Maybe other users can share their thoughts or vote on this option?