Ron, I understand how WordPress sorts, but I'm not convinced this slider's "Order By:" option, is even working, as it was intended.
Let me give you an example...
Take a look at http://hope27.org
The slider is displaying these slides in a specific order. If you refresh the page, that order doesn't change. However, the first slide represents an image, in a post, with the Post-ID: 62. The second slide represents and image, in a post, with Post-ID: 60. The last slide represents an image, in a post, with the Post-ID: 1.
If I go to:
Genesis > Slider Settings > Order By:
I can change the "Order By:" setting to anything I want, yet it does not change the order of the slides, displayed in the slider (except for random - which seems to prove that the slider does, at the very least, see the IDs differently).
This is the same issue on http://nhccigh.org
For your viewing pleasure, I've linked to screenshots of the applicable settings, in Genesis Responsive Slider, below:
When I see people asking about this issue, the answer always seems to be that the WP Query sorts by ID, but not by a given sequence of IDs. I would agree to this, for the most part, but only in descending order (biggest ID first). I want to be able to to sort the slider images, by ID, in Ascending order (smallest ID first), as well as manually being able to choose an order.
Additionally, when I choose the option to "Sort By:" Date or Title, I get the exact same order, on both websites, as I get when I choose to "Sort By:" ID.
Funny how people tend to create the most important pages first, and then move on, to the lesser important pages. Yet, this plugin always gives the ordering nod, to the lesser importance, as they have higher ID numbers.