Okay, you are checking out several other new word press themes. They are good, but you still like your theme. However, you theme does not provide a slider function [a great feature, especially for the home page]. What are you to do? You have checked several of the plugins and either they do not fit or look like a plug in. Well, I just read a great article about how to create a slider. I have uploaded it to several of my projects. It works!
The tutorial will show you how to set up files, create slider post type, load slider files, initializes the slider, create a slider and use the slider. It also includes a demo and download of all files. It was created by Bryce Adams. You can click here for the files.