Would it be possible to replace in the admin/modules description "Provides a View style that displays rows as a jQuery slideshow." with "Provides a View style that displays rows as a jQuery slideshow. This is an API and requires Views Slideshow Cycle or another module that supports the API."
This would help site builders who may not be aware that the Views Slideshow module alone does not produce output without enabling one or more related (sub)modules.
Here is a patch.