1. There is a white stripe above and below each product image on the front page.
2. There is no arrow to click on in order to show more products from the front page (it only shows 12 as set in System > Configuration > Catalog > Catalog). It shows arrows and 1,2,3,etc. links to the following pages when I go into a category but NOT on the front page.
Here is a solution to this. It appears that Magento just adds a white border on top and bottom of your products on the front page which is a problem if you are using a different color background (other than white). So the easiest way to fix this is to go to: