Now that I take a good second look it doesn't look as cramped as when you originally launched the site, I think possibly because you don't have as many featured pictures and articles?
For me where I see it being confusing is when you have the comments count as the footer of one article and the header of another, I think this only happens on the top feature article though. The other thing that I find confusing is when you have a feature picture with the article title/link within the picture. When that happens you don’t have any spacing between it and the article below it or above it, I wasn’t sure if they were the same article with a different link or not. I took screen shots that I can send if you don’t understand what I am saying.
I am definitely being nit-picky and would say overall the site looks really, really good. If it doesn’t bother you or anyone else I would leave it alone.
Thanks… please do send the screenshots (dylan at umhoops dot com)… Would love to take a look at what you mean.