The module's support of nested categories and the option to limit the intro text without using read-more were two needs that were completely filled by this module. The excellent look of the calendar dates and the extra configurations were all bonuses. The interface is intellegent and easy to use and understand - just keep in mind that the category box allows multiple selections. This was my hangup. I have implemented many joomla sites going back to version 1.0, and this is one of only a handful of the modules I have used that delivers to this level of excellence.
Thank you for this insightful review, I am glad it corresponded to your needs and expectations.