I've tested and used lots of plugins for lots of different WP sites over time.
I like to keep it simple if I can. So if I'm not confident about a plugin. I won't use it. But it can take effort, and time, to sort out the best from the rest.
But it doesn't take long to recognise that WP Newsman is in a different class. Design and execution is 1st class. Its immediately apparent. What might take time, is to find out how good the support is - you'll probably never need it. But, if you do, like I did, you'll be just as impressed. Its 1st class too.
Recommended without hesitation.