The challenge for manager Craig Levein, then, is to find a way of doing that talent justice by moulding a team that is good enough to sustain a serious World Cup qualifying challenge.
While previous Scotland managers haven't always had a fine array of options at their disposal, a quick glance through the names in the current squad suggests the same does not apply to Levein.
In the past, most players coming up to play for Scotland from English clubs were operating in the Championship. Now, of course, a large percentage are plying their trade in the Premier League.
Charlie Adam has just won the Carling Cup with Liverpool, Barry Bannan is doing well at Aston Villa, Gary Caldwell and James McArthur represent Wigan, and James Morrison is at West Brom.
There is also Jamie Mackie at QPR, Russell Martin at Norwich, Aston Villa's Alan Hutton, Wolves' Christophe Berra and the man with the most top-flight experience of them all, Manchester United's Darren Fletcher, who has still to return from illness.
As if to indicate the wealth of options Levein has, he was able, even without the services of Fletcher and Celtic skipper Scott Brown, to put together a central midfield boasting the talents of Adam, McArthur and Morrison.
All three, of course, are first-choice players at their respective clubs in the biggest league in the world. So, certainly in the middle of the park, he is more than spoiled for choice.
However, the team's talents are far from restricted to just one area. Celtic's James Forrest appears to be the quality wide player the Scots have been lacking for some time and, on the basis of last night's performance, he looks capable of emulating his club form at international level.
Even at the back, there is healthy competition for places with Caldwell and Berra playing well together in the centre, and Martin – who made his first start in Slovenia – now competing with Hutton and Sunderland's Phil Bardsley for the right-back slot.
And then there is Charlie Mulgrew, whose form at Parkhead has brought him into the international fold.
But although Kenny Miller was rested until late in the game against Slovenia, and Craig Mackail-Smith has shown an eye for goal at this level, the truth is the opposition penalty box is possibly the one area where Scotland are still lacking.
Which means – regardless of the politics behind it and what it will take to sort out the problem – that Levein has to find a way of welcoming Steven Fletcher back into the international fold.
Quite simply, that extra spark in attack could be the difference between wins, draws and defeats during the qualifying campaign.
Given that Scotland aren't a million miles off the mark in other areas, there is simply no way Levein can afford to ignore what Fletcher could bring to the fold.
Although Slovenia also failed to qualify for the European Championships this summer, they are 18 places better off than us in the Fifa world rankings.
It is to Scotland's credit, though, that over the course of the 90 minutes, it wasn't abundantly obvious who was the higher-rated team.
A sloppy goal, something which really can't be accepted when the competitive action gets under way, allowed Slovenia to open the scoring, but Berra's header from a corner was the perfect riposte.
Despite passing the ball well for most of the match, possibly up until the game became a bit stretched and disrupted by substitutions, the only disappointment for Scotland has to be the lack of chances in front of goal.
Levein, however, was happy with the workout and he believes the display has given him food for thought.
He said: "There were lots of encouraging things. For the first hour, we passed crisply in midfield and kept possession well away from home.
"This experience is invaluable to the players. When we come away in similar situations in the World Cup qualifying campaign, it's good to recall this and remember we played a good match.
"It's a friendly and I understand that, but we have got the players together for three or four days, we have had a good experience, and we have cemented some relationships on the pitch."
After an impressive opening, Scotland fell behind when Mulgrew, making his debut for his country, failed to win the ball cleanly after going to ground and afforded Slovenia full-back Miso Brecko more time than he otherwise would have had to put in a cross.
He picked out Andraz Kirm, who managed to nick in ahead of the static Martin to head past Allan McGregor for a goal both full-backs will feel they could have done more to prevent.
That was a huge setback for Scotland, considering they has started well enough, but it took only seven minutes before the scoreline was level.
And it was towering centre-half Berra who got the goal, heading Adam's corner into the back of the net.
Unfortunately, there weren't enough sights at the Slovenia goal thereafter despite some decent passing moves.
Sure, as Levein said, there are positives to take – but the more games in which we play well and fail to win, the louder the cries will become for the manager to extend an olive branch to Fletcher, the man many believe should now be our established No.1 striker.