If you're looking for an easy to use slider plugin, well, STOP LOOKING! YOU'VE FOUND IT! I tried maybe 3 of these before I finally found the Captain.
The theme I use caused some issues with the slider menu. For example the Captain Slider menu item displays but under the menu is some of the theme settings. This was easily overcome by using the Twenty Tweleve theme, set up the sliders and then reverting back to my usual theme. The sliders work, no odd flashes or page resizes.
This will now be my go-to slider plugin until the end of eternity.