Probably this is not important but if nobody started to loathing, its probably too late. Homepath in windows refer to root directory for lot of user's personal setting folders in which %appdata% aka application data folder exist.
Now there is only few OSS application that understand this correct convention. Pidgin and Inkscape are good example while the rest simply ignore this and filling homepath (C:\Documents And Settings\%user%) with dozen bizzare .%appname folder. That's bother me