I just wish that the system would take me to the last read post, per forum. From there it doesn't matter to me if I have to go up or down to read threads in order from oldest unread to newest unread.
There is a button at the top of every page called "View New Content" that does just that. Use that button to do just what you want it to do and let the forums sort chronologically so that everyone else can be happy. You are clearly in the minority on this topic but you make your point after every post to the contrary. We get it. You like things backwards but fail to recognize that the world sees it the other way.