When using photoshop CS6, when I create a new layer, the starting zoom is 3%. The thing is that this 3% is HUGE. It's like 100%. And when i go to 100% its too big to see, making it impossible to do anything.
When you create a new document, Photoshop will zoom so the canvas is all visible in the window. If that's a 3% zoom then your document must measure roughly 20000 to 30000 pixels in width and/or height. Do you really want that many pixels?