After searching around for image sliders, and not being able to find something even close to what i needed I ran into LenSlider, downloaded it, installed, and proceeded to customise it for my project...
After much trial and error, I figured I was not going to be able to customise it by myself without sweating blood first, so i wrote an email to Igor Sazonov (the developer), where I asked him his advice to achieve the desired functionality and within SECONDS he answered my request and instead of giving me advice, he actually started working on my case!!! Now I have EXACTLY what I needed, FOR FREE, and most importantly, Igor is both a code Guru and a great person to deal with, which made the whole process a truly gratifying experience.
As i say in the title of this post, the developer is absolutely exemplary, both in his programming skills and human relations, I could not possibly be more happy with having chosen this LenSlider, and from now on, I will use it as my first choice!
Great work on the plugin, Igor, and thank you ever sooooo much for all your help, see you in Piter for a coffee next month! :)