When I needed to create a daily specials feature that a user could easily maintain, I tried a bunch of custom post type plug ins but this was the only one that really fit the bill and was truly easy to set up.
The option to add taxonomies is extremely helpful when it comes to customizing templates. The plug ins "Types" and Pods looked like they would accomplish the same thing, but the set up seemed too complicated and confusing for such a simple functionality.
With a little manipulation, I was able to get a custom field box showing specials that automatically changes every day on the home page. The user just has to pick the items he wants to show from a predefined list of custom fields.
The one suggestion I would have would be to make the template building process and incorporation of templates into theme files a little clearer.