I wanted some flash for my frontpage and tried a few different extensions both paid and free. This one worked the best for me.
Between the way the extension handled the pictures, dropboxes for the links and easy sizing of the box it was a breeze to throw up on the frontpage. Best of all, it all comes together so easily, a new set of featured stories can be changed in minutes.
If I were to have a wishlist for the next upgrade; picking the fonts and rollover colors for the headlines through the interface would be perfect. Also an autosizing feature for the boxes hieght would be a great next time.
But this extension makes my website look as flashy as the expensive news sites for little cost!