I added a featured element to one of my posts (the most recent) to see how it would look. I also used the disable elements function within the post so it would not display above the heading in the single post page.
In the blog list page, which is set as my page to display on site load, I see that I am going to really like having the featured image there, except that…the first two words of the post excerpt are displayed along the left side of the featured image and the rest of the excerpt is under the featured image like it should be. Definitely not one of those things I’m going to be able to figure out myself 🙂
I will leave it showing for awhile, but my site displays publicly now, so not sure how long I will leave the featured image there…I know you are sleeping 🙂