I am looking for a way to change the order of the pages -- not Pages, but the /page/1/, /page/2/, etc. accessed by the "Previous Entries" and "Next Entries" links.
Basically, I'm looking for the oldest posts to be on /page/1/, and the next-oldest posts to be on /page/2/ so that the posts stay on the same page, unless I happen to change the number of posts per page. Of course, I would still want the home page to grab the most recent posts to display like the normal installation does.
I'd be surprised if no one has written a plugin for this yet, but I haven't found anything thus far.
If I have confused everyone, take a look at this WordPress trac ticket that requests basically the same functionality.