It seems that with Weight enabled the Drupal setting 'Number of posts on front page' is ignored.
I'm putting together a portfolio site for myself. It's simple and I'm not bothering with taxonomies, menus, etc. I just want the most important projects weighted to come first and eveything else in date order after that. Weight seems ideal for this but rather than have a a load of projects on one page I only want 6 projects at a time.
Without Weight enabled the setting works as expected and I get 6 per page all in date order. For now I'm leaving Weight disabled and have to play with created dates to get the order I want but would like to do it properly.