Avatars will not hide in pro 1.11 no matter what setting you use.
I have also tried with custom css to remove / hide the boxes and this fails.
Free works just fine.
This is description of Show/Hide Avatar option:
"Show or hide the avatars in the post listing.
This option is for the standard WordPress Homepage showing your latest articles.
To select a page as your homepage, go to Settings -> Reading."
On local site in PRO and FREE versions all work good.
Maybe you want to show/hide avatars not at home page?
@jcircle still got that issue? or can be closed?
... and if so, how to reproduce?
@jcircle - cannot reproduce too, will close for now..
please reopen when you know how to reproduce,
otherwise maybe this is fixed already or just some "mis-setting"?