1. those templates are there so they could be used so why wouldn't we?
2. which ideas do you mean exactly?
3. those tutorials are still up-to-date even they are 5 years old and we are getting more of them in a future.
6. (I thought 4 comes after 3) I really don't understand this question. Everything is still here, we only have reorganised forums.
Welcome to the forums and thanks for the feedback anyways
Now Astr0s beat me