We decide to go with the RoyalSlider for the slider on the homepage. I've long been a fan of the AnythingSlider, because I was part of it's creation and I think it's very powerful. However, I think it's a bit long in the tooth these days not supporting touch events or fluid width environments very well. The RoyalSlider is nearly as powerful (API wise) and also supports touch and fluid-ness.
We have a bunch of photos from Jeff as his work, which is all we need content-wise for the slider.
We go through the process of downloading it and implementing the CSS and JS needed to make it work on our page.