Design Templates: Good or Evil?

The idea of becoming a better presenter is far from controversial… that is, until we start talking about slideshow design templates! Before we share our ideas and tips, however, we want to know what you think about the proper use (or misuse) of design templates in presentations. Are templates good, or evil? Do you use them? If so, how often? Do you value consistency over creativity? Can you have both? Do templates save you time, or create more work for you?

Please take the poll below, and then share your thoughts in the comment box.