This works well and the individual classes of each list-item is helpful.
The following features would improve this plugin:
1) The option to exclude specific categories via shortcode.
2) The option to disable the the list title (though CSS can do this).
3) The count shortcode currently produces a hyperlinked number. It would be nice to have an option that lists the count in the format list-counts list e.g. hyperlinked category followed by a non-hyperlinked number in brackets.