We integrated Meta Slider plugin today on the goldhat.ca homepage. Took under an hour to have it working. Ran into one issue because our custom theme was not parsing shortcodes. Slider works nicely, admin interface is simple. Unlike some other slider plugins where slides are made on different pages, Meta Slider enables us to make the slide, configure settings, and add slides on the same page.
Meta Slider has an affiliate program for theme developers pays a generous 30%.