Don, I love the way this calendar looks and works out of all the plugins I've tried - kudos to you. :)
I too would like a feature to have the calendar automatically open to showing a specific month.
I plan on using this calendar as part of a private blog where I plan out my novel. Each event will be a specific event in the novel. Since I have to pick a real date to set the event, I would usually start with the current month. However, as I work on the novel, I will obviously move farther and farther away from the dates that I set my events.
Therefore, it would be a big help if each time I looked at the calendar it always started with the month I chose, instead of having to scroll to the month every time I access the page, or change the view.
Even though the events are technically "passed" I would still want to view them as "current."
I hope that helps with understanding one way this feature could be used.