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I'm not certain what you're asking. Do you want to counter the view that templates will stifle creativity, or that they wont? I personally believe that templates do not stifle creativity. The open source community is testament to the fact that you can be just as creative when building on the groundwork laid down by others, as you can be working from scratch. I'm an artist; I like to think so anyway. I often start with a blank canvas. I also often start with one or more complete works of art and just build on them. I've never felt either approach to be any more creative than the other. That said, a person who lacks creativity might find a template a better crutch than a blank canvas, but the fact that templates may help a person avoid being creative does not mean that templates stifle creativity. I'm certain that I could be just a creative colouring in a picture someone else has drawn as I could be drawing one myself.
Templates only stifle creatitvity if your creativity is in whatever the template forms. If you are otherwise creative, a template might help you be MORE creative becuase it relieves you of the basics that can impede you.