I understand you want to expand and update your offerings, but WHY would you remove so many options? Photo placement within blocks, HTML code view and the very limited number of basic templates from which to choose???
I don't mind learning a new system, but I'm extremely disappointed in the limitations you've placed on your users who frankly don't have the time to create new templates and are not served by the myriad of themed templates you saw fit to prioritize. This is absolutely terrible and has created enough extra work that we are trying alternatives to C.C.