I have set up a custom post type using the Types plugin, and made a post, but I found out these types of posts won't display on the home page. I found a plugin to solve that, but then I discovered that custom post types cannot be made "sticky" by default (I need some of the posts to be in the "Featured" section).
Do you perhaps know a solution to this? If not, then I will just use some custom fields and a post template to get what I want. Custom Post Types just sounded like a more elegant way of setting everything up, but has turned out to be a bit tricky.