I remember hearing from one of STL's videos that the next version of VS would have veridic templates. Are you sure it's not just arriving in a later build?
In Herb Sutter's video that I linked to he said they were working on it, but it turned out to be far more difficult than they expected, so they can't deliver it in time for VC11 (even the final). So because they spent their time on this one feature that won't be shipped, we're barely getting anything.
He did imply that we wouldn't have to wait 2 years for the next VC version to get some of these new compiler features (maybe in a service pack or feature pack?), so here's hoping.