I had been scouring the WP Plugins depository for several days for a good News Ticker plugin (for customised text), but results were less than satisfying.
But right from the off, you can see this is an A-List plugin - excellent setup & settings pages, with lots of 'Ticker Mode' customisable options in an attractive front end. Simple but effective widget functionality too.
I had a couple of questions, and the plugin author was very quick to respond, with helpful advice. Plugin CSS is deliberately kept to a minimum, so it should match the style of your theme with minimal effort.
And the final results ? The scrolling text is slick & smooth, with adjustable speed & spacing options to get it looking exactly how you want. Hyperlinks are easily added, and 'Pause On Hover' is just the icing on the cake - I haven't even got round to experimenting with the more dynamic & experimental 'Rotate Mode' options yet.
Highly recommended - 5/5.