Does the space created by using the chain as the first stitch annoy you? Do your edges look wavy?
Here’s a little tip for you. Instead of using the chain as the first stitch, ch1 and work your first stitch into the base of that chain. This will eliminate that pesky space. Why not chain 2 or 3 to bring up the height? It looks like an extra stitch when you work back into it. You will end up with more stitches that you bargained for.
Of course there’s a caveat to this trick. It doesn’t work for anything beyond a dc. Well, go ahead and give a try. Your edges will be super straight too!