Thanks for the detailed response.
I have changed our preferences for the gallery and page view counter and will open a support case soon to have them removed from the active listings.
With regards to editing the template on live listings, we feel that we are going to have to develop our own program to sort this for us in the meantime. It's a shame that it cannot be done with Auctiva as it is a really good set-up otherwise with a simple and easy to use template editor. I hope your devs take this into consideration for future releases.