Thanks for writing. Currently the picture rotator only rotates images randomly. We will consider keeping some short history of images so that the same image is not sometimes displayed immediately again.
I agree that maybe it is a better idea to make the tile immediately display the first image instead of waiting. We will consider changing this in our next release.
Also, for the next release we plan to introduce a new tile that will be able to rotate any content, not just images. It will have random as well as sequential rotation and the transitions between the different items will be customizable although in to a limited extent.
Please write again if you have more feedback to share. It is most valuable.
the Telerik team