Thanks for your detailed response.
No, this is not a bug. Anemone doest not support Featured Image site hero when you have static front page and blog post page. Why ?
- Anemone offer Featured Content. So, you can easily setup Featured Content for your static front page and blog post page.
- It can be fine to get Featured Image for static front page but getting Featured Image for blog post page makes no sense. As blog post page, uses to fetch latest posts and has no intend to use its content.
Yes, we do offer sample XML on request. As our themes have smart and easy to use options without bells and whistles, so the setup of our themes is very easy and straight.
Thanks a lot for the appreciation of Anemone theme