As I said a couple of days ago, just because everyone else is doing it doesn't mean you should too.
Just because everyone else has really annoying moving slideshows on their websites front page doesn't mean you should.
Be different. Think of your customer, what would be useful and interesting to them?
Don't believe the anecdotes until you have some firm data.
Onsitenow can design and build a website that can cater for your clients, and we can collect the data on their actions, then you really can see what works and what doesn't.