With the Featured Post Widget you can put a certain post in the focus and style it differently.
Works just as I would have hoped. The ability to place title, description, image and meta in any combination you wish. The ability to feature a certain post or random. The ability to choose from drop-down list of posts or insert post ID.
Small styling configs. This thing is great.
You put floats on images, but they are enclosed by anchors. Put floats on anchors to make them be wrapped by text
Can't find any negative point. Very satisfying!