If I don't select an IDs in the filter control (X > Theme Options > Ethos > Filterable Index) it will grab categories for the filter options but will show the posts in order by category then by date. Some of those posts can be ancient if that category wasn't used recently.
If I configure by putting in the IDs for the various categories it will list the items by category, by date, when all is selected and will start with the first category.
I was expecting the behavior to be when the page loads it will show the most recent posts for all unless a filter category was selected.
Since I am not sure what I am seeing is what is expected, is there a description of the expected behavior and are there options to change it?