I understand how to set posts to featured, primary for the large thumbnails, and secondary for 'More articles' on the front page. After some testing, I see that the posts do not automatically downgrade.
For example, after 7 Featured posts, my 1st featured 'disappears' from the front page (because the slider only holds 6). Is there a way to have that 1st post automatically downgrade to "Recent Articles" (Primary) or a "More articles" (Secondary)? So that I don't lose it from the front page? Right now, I'm having to manually do it and I can see that being a nightmare after several posts.
Perhaps, I'm looking at the "point" of the layout incorrectly and people use this differently?