BigDave - 12:46 am on Jan 11, 2003 (gmt 0) Get more links, add more content, and get some deep links.
If all your second level pages link to each other as well as the home page, there isn't much you can do.removing the link to the home page is not going to help all that much. The reason that it is so much higher is that it is where all the PR enters your site. Your lower pages recirculating the PR back up to the home page only make up a small part of total PR of the home page, most of it comes from the incoming links to the home page.
Get more links, add more content, and get some deep links.