Flexslider. Yup.

http://www.woothemes.com/flexslider/

See that link above? Yup. That’s pretty much the easiest slider to use these days.  It’s small, responsive, and damn easy to set up.  Adding non-image based content is quite easy, and if you know how to use a @media query then you won’t have a problem making fully responsive or fluid layouts with it.

Bonus:  It is touch responsive on tablets.