In general we don’t use the templates made by Treepl. We have used the furniture for a client that needed a site with ecommerce ASAP and that worked out perfectly.
The templates are great in general but my personal opinion is that it is great with some templates to start out from, but I don’t see it as a main selling point for Treepl. We use a lot of templates from Themeforest. These templates are not necessarily better than Treepls but the selection of templates is enormous and it is very easy to find the look and functionality you want to start your work from.
As @hopestew mentioned I have the same challenge with the Treepl templates. They are very well thought out and very extensive in terms of functionality, so for the most part I only need 10% of the work and it takes me a lot of time to delete all the functions I don’t need. Further to that I like to implement it myself so I know how it works.
That is why I find it much easier to grab a Themeforest template and build from that. I can grab and implement what I need and make it a lot “cleaner”. For some it might be harder to do it this way, but taking a basic HTML template and getting it to work in Treepl takes me maybe 15 minutes and then I can start working. That is uploading css, js, setting up a template and then I am ready to start working.
So again, I have only great things to say about Treepls templates, but they will never be able to “compete” with the selection of templates out there, and I am sure that they don’t want to either, since this is not their core business. So for me personally it is fine to have some templates, but I don’t rely on the Treepl themes at all. Even if there where 500 templates it would be easier for me to find a better fit on for example Themeforest, which makes total sense since this is their core business