h1b visa interview, with COS denied

I am on L1b currently and have been with the same employer since 9 years. This is my 3rd L1b and is expiring oct 2013. My h1b petiton is approved with COS denied since I went out of Country while H1b was pending. I also have an expired/VOID H1b through another company, but never entered US or actually worked for that company.

Everyone on this site recommend going to home country if the H1b is your first one.

Can you please let me know if I can consider the new H1b as my 1st one or not?

Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Thanks.