I needed a responsive featured posts plugin that could give me similar functionality to the featured posts option in the Twenty-Twelve theme. Having spent quite a bit of time trying and dsicarding various "featured posts" plugins I stumbled upon Meteor Slides. Using the information on the plugin page and the support forum here on W.org I was able to customise the default Meteor Posts to include the Title and Excerpt. I'm still working on the styling.
I'm also now using Meteor Posts as my default WP slideshow utility - and have ditched a couple of premium plugins in favour of Meteor Slides.
It's easy to setup and use, performs brilliantly, works great within responsive designs across a broad range of mobile platforms and the support is second to none.
A fantastic job Josh, well done and thank you very much.