About Content Listing Module, it's really impressive.
However, it lacks one important function and another minor one, which still makes to prefer solutions such as those of Raxo. And I may add that old Gavick content modules had these two functions, which here are missing.
Fist, and really important, is the possibility to ignore a number of first articles-content. In a front page it's quite frequent, at least in news websites, to show first 4 (n) articles of one or two categories (A + / filtered by tags. Then, another module with 4 (n) articles one or more different categories (C+E). And then, again a module for A + B,... but skipping first 4, so as it can show from number 5 on. This is really important. And content listing doesn't allow that.
Minor function, also useful, is to be able to choose as an image not the intro separate ones but the first in the article. This is mainly useful in huge content websites, where authors production is fast.
So, very good module, but not perfect. So in these cases will be necessary to use solutions as Raxo one. Pity :-)