This plugin was extremely simple to install, set up, and insert into posts. Did exactly what I wanted, with no hassle - I highly recommend it.
THe interface is great - although It would be prettier if the slideshow images weren't listed in the narrow side-column, but that's a minor thing. In terms of functionality it's all there and worked just as I needed.
In terms of tweaking exact text placement and display of image titles during the slideshow, not all the attributes I wanted to change were available via CSS, but what we did get looks very good regardless.
None of the recent updates (plugin, theme, wordpress 3.5.x --> 3.6) broke anything, which is encouraging.