I am currently using WP-Hide-Post and have found it very userfriendly and functional. The only problem that I have is that whenever I hide a post in the frontpage, it also hides that post in the widget in the front page.
I have a review site so it is important for my users to be able to see the ratings in the front page.
If any one can suggest a resolution (Even if it means recommending a new plugin to use), I would really appreciate it. Unfortunately, the plugin, I think, doesnt have any support site anymore.