Oh well, I'll just get of mah BUTT and learn VB so I can make a plugin.
Don't waste your time. It's definitely considered out-dated. ( I'm sure most people can agree on this. ) If you're going to learn anything, learn C#, Python, and or SQL. I myself use C++, as well.
And call me crazy, but I'm fairly certain this is what he was meaning as far as templates are concerned.