I know many users have been concerned with the YARPP layout and post thumbnails. Is it possible to create a template that looks similar to what's seen here (on an individual post):
I use this theme and find it to be the cleanest display of related posts, with a set of 4 evenly sized thumbnail photos and small excerpts.
Even if it doesn't look exactly like this, I feel this is a good direction. This theme nails the related post design, but their related posts code fall short.