It's all in how you use them
Using templates to build your site can have some drawbacks. You could easily end up with one of those "generic" sites that looks a lot like all the rest. We do use templates to build your website. Just not the cookie cutter ones that have become so popular.
We build your site completely from scratch. Once we have the layout you like we have our template for your site. We then build all other pages off this template changing things like the title and content. This helps to speed the process of overall site construction and saving you money. The other reason to use this approach is to give your site a consistent look and feel throughout the site. Two birds with one stone.
If you do decide that you want a template driven website we offer the Ecommerece Templates. We have chosen these because of their look, feel and functionality. Their templates are well designed, easy to navigate and, most importantly, easy to work with.
So, as you can see, templates aren't all bad. They just have to be used correctly.