Lightroom: Why can't a collection be sorted by "pick" but can by "rating"?

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Lightroom Question: Can anyone answer me why photos in a collection won't sort by "pick" but will by "rating"? Kills me...
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Why do you need to "sort" by pick? That would just group them all together, which you can do with a filter. Sorting by rating makes more sense because there are 6 states (0 through 5 stars).
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I find 'Pick' in the sort options, but I can't tell what its doing (I always used flag attribute filters as Lee Jay suggested).
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The point of the question/discussion isn't why someone would want to sort by pick, but rather why does sort by pick behave differently in a collection than it does in a folder.

In a folder, sort by pick displays rejects at the top of the grid, picks at the bottom of the grid, and unflagged in the middle. In a collection this is not true, and seems to not sort at all. One would expect the same sort behavior in both situations.

So the question is...
Is sort by pick broken in collections, or does it behave the way it does due to some obscure design decision?
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Sort by pick does not work for me in folders either.

The sort order changes when I flag and unflag stuff, but in a fashion unpredictable by me so far.

From my point of view, I'd have to say sort by pick is broken in folders too.
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Rob...Mac or Windows? The behavior I observed was on the Mac version.
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Lightroom version: 3.5 [775451]
Operating system: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
Version: 6.1 [7601]
Application architecture: x64
System architecture: x64
Physical processor count: 4
Processor speed: 3.4 GHz
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Real memory available to Lightroom: 7934.1 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom: 577.3 MB (7.2%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 583.5 MB
Memory cache size: 699.0 MB
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Rob Cole

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Viewing a folder:
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Jim Burgess

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That looks like what I see in a collection. Wonder if its a windows/mac difference?
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Jim Wilde

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May be a 32bit/64bit difference. On my Win7 32bit laptop it works perfectly normally in Folder view (though I agree in a collection it seems broken). Will check on my 64bit system later....