Featured Entries are
now more featured-y™, come with
added front-page goodness™ and
get printed in full on the front page rather than just showing the first paragraph and affording the rest of the page to the latest entry, which I explicitly wanted not-featured anyway™.
To demonstrate the full effect, here's a nominal second paragraph.
Now go back to the front page and read that nice entry I featured for you so you didn't have to find it by yourself. There's a good reader.