Thanks for the replies. I am a tad technically challenged when taking things apart, so I will probably just live with it for now. I was hoping that there was a software fix for it or some setting that I just couldn't find that would allow you to switch the slider directions around.
So far, I am enjoying it. It's nice and light weight. I have used for years an ebookwise 1150 and it's been great but it did start to get heavy in the hand. (And it allows you to switch the buttons to go forward or backward depending on your preference.)
PS: I bought a black one. It goes with everything!