There's just as much to say here about the community being unable to do anything if it isn't in the default templates.
How does the node community survive when they have to figure out how to implement new things on their own, without someone deciding what templates come in a box?
I certainly understand there are problems with reach, ease of use, and productivity. Many people just want to get things done.
I had a lot of hostile reactions to gulp and grunt in ASP.NET vNext (when it was still that). They questioned what would happen when the next hot thing came along, and the whole key (for them) to the platform was stability.
It'd be nice if a gulp template was in the box, just to maybe foster the idea that you can go beyond the basics, and what's built by MSFT. But some people actually tell me they see the insular bubble of everything invented by Redmond as a good thing.