We would like to be able to manage templates like other documents in the Vault. For example, we'd like to be able to review, approve, version, manage metadata etc. When the template is Approved/Effective, we'd want it to be able to use it as the template for new documents. Currently, we need to export the approved copy and re-import it to use it as a template.
Also, we get asked frequently what templates exist. When asked, I used to be able to go to Admin-Templates/Document & Binders and get a full page of templates broken down by Base Document Type. Now I just get a list, which I have to expand each doc type to see the templates. In the past, I could take a screen shot and send it to the requestor. Now I have to expand each doc type to see what exists and take many screen shots as I scroll through to show the requestor what we have.
If templates were treated like any other document, we'd be able to search and report on them easily.