I am just going to through out some thoughts/comments.
Perhaps some of these are covered already.
I have been looking for a featured content slider meaning that I would like to show an image and the text content beside it. An image perhaps on the left or right and page/post text next to it, with perhaps a link so someone can click it to go to the specific page/post. Perhaps even a title above the specific content and perhaps some content below the slide.
Documentation for the Wp slider? Where does it say how to use the slider?
How can web help with getting the UI looking more user friendly? What about adding smaller images with a possible lightbox to bring up samples. Change the setting and the little image and lightbox changes. Kinda like doing a show and tell.
Or perhaps the bottom of the Appearance tab can have an image showing the various options the user selected. This would make the options visible right away without having to leave the appearance tab.
There would be a sample tab showing different slide samples. The user could then perhaps pick one of the samples and click a button that says use. The settings will then change to reflect the selected slide. If one can create multiple slides, then one could select multiple samples, and the short code would show what one needs to write in the visual or html section of the page or post.
Beside the samples there would be some quick options for the most logical changes one would make right away to it. For further changes the user goes back into the various tabbed areas.
Advanced sample would then be the one I use on my own web site easywebdesigntutorials.com
Title above the slide
Slide - video/image
tabs below slide to go to other slides
html content below.
I noticed Mottie (heya Mottie seems the Anything Slider has picked up...:) Nice to see) mentioned he had added some additional themes. These will be added under the Theme tab, right?
Hmm my brain turned off perhaps I said what I needed to say for the moment...
O'yeah one more thing. How does Flexslider: http://flex.madebymufffin.com/ compare to Anything Slider? They seem pretty similar...
Have a great day!