Carousels are terrible. The worse kind of design. The best feature of a carousel is being able to surprise a user with the hidden content they don't know is about to batter them on the face.
Here is my little take on why roators and carousels SUCK on web pages
I didn't do this to you...
...YOU did this to you
This is only a picture of my knee
You and I both know what I am doing here. Believe me, I'm just as upset as you. But it is really just my knee.
Bet you don't think rotators are cool anymore? Huh?
Wasting your time
And you just let me?