Thanks for writing in about the payment history page. We always welcome and appreciate feedback from our publishers, especially those who have been with the program a long time and are familiar with the interface.
We've received feedback in the past that the ascending chronological order of the payment history page is inconvenient for publishers who have a long payment history. Though I don't have an immediate solution for you, the good news is that this issue has been fixed on our new payment system!
The new payment system features a complete revamp of the payment section on your Adsense account, including the payment history page. Not only does the new payment history page show the latest transactions on the top, it allows you to filter, print, export, or download transaction information. We're slowly rolling out this new payment system to our publishers, so while I can't give you a firm timeline for when your account will be migrated, you can expect to see some changes to your account very soon.
Hope this information helps, please feel free to let me know if you have any followup questions or need further clarification.