I guess that's what I'm saying - for me, it doesn't happen anymore. Why do you need your cursor at the 3rd tab stop? are you inserting text at a random tab stop? Honest question because I can't imagine a reason you would need your cursor there, when you have easy key commands to increase/decrease indentation from within the line (cmd+[, cmd+]), to start a new line from within a line (cmd+enter), and navigate to beginning of text or beginning of line as in my last comment.
Update for those interested:
I no longer miss this feature from textmate. My keyflow has changed to use cmd+left to jump to the beginning of the text on the current line (regardless of whether your cursor is left or right of the beginning of the text), or cmd+left a second time to jump to the absolute beginning of the line.
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