I agree with you Dave 100%. The templates are so limited and boring. Auctiva was known for its amazing templates. The new ones are just not up to par. I too will be leaving probably before 2018.
To me I look at this way. Auctiva knew that the changes were coming. They should have planned ahead and started making new templates that would be in compliance with ebay. They dropped from over 1800 templates to a measly 250. Plus the new templates are no where near the standards of the old ones. In plain English they are terrible.