I would like to add and remove standard fields in a custom field layout for features and initiatives. I can add custom fields to a custom field layout today, but I cannot add or remove any of the standard fields in the custom field layout. So basically I'd like to start with the default field layout in a feature or initiative and then customize it using my own custom fields and adding or removing some of the standard fields.
Thanks for the idea!
You can now manage your standard and custom fields in your custom layout. You can access your custom layout from account settings > Custom layouts or directly from a record. Click on a record's [...] menu and select Create/Edit custom layout. You can re-order, set visibility, and remove standard fields that are not required.