I own the Origin since about 2 years now and i'am happy with the current firmware, really strange...I might be the only one here
I feel the same way. Templates are a nice shortcut, but you can make your own without much trouble. Heck, I have some pre-made "templates" mimicking more than a dozen vintage synths in the download section, and with more than a hundred patches included. No screen graphics obviously, but a bunch of hard wired set-ups which sound pretty darn close to the originals. Along with that, a bunch of notes on how they're set up, as well as some programming tips.
I do want the CS-80 template because making one from scratch is more than a bit tedious, and it's only 6 or 7 note poly because of all the CPU needed. I want the Prophet and Oberheim OSCs and filters, and it would be nice to have templates for them too - at proper volume, thank you. You guys at Arturia really need to fix the volume of that MiniMg template you made, much too quiet.
But even then, this is a dream instrument just with what we have now. The filters, the most crucial part of a synth in defining its sound, are fantastic. If I didn't have the Origin, I'd have to build a music PC and get the Vintage Collection. Which is definitely a thought...
But even then, I couldn't make something resembling an ARP 2500 - the ancient modular monster, not the 2600 we all know. Or a Roland System 700 Modular. Or any of the synths in my download, other than the CS-80. And I couldn't run a Mg oscillator into a Roland filter to see what came of it. You guys are so spoiled, and don't realize it.
As for me, I have a long vacation coming up, and the Origin is going to be a big part of my musical endeavors, even without the templates, or filters from Prophets and Oberheims. What I have now is more than a dream instrument, so to heck with you mopey guys not using yours.