First of all, thank you for the new version's release! Fixed all of my serious issues. Now, I have the privilege of suggesting little improvements.
I run a news site using your theme, and I make sure to put captions on all of the pictures. However, as it stands now there is never a caption on the featured image. It would be nice to be able to include one (to give credit to the photographer, for example). Just like with the rest of the pictures, you could leave it blank and there would be no caption bar.
Your beautiful theme helped me make my site look like a news source and not like a blog, and for that I am very grateful. Keep up the good work!