My esteemed colleague and fellow panelist, Jenn Lukas, has released her ExpressionEngine 2 Starter Files for everyone to download and use. You should feel free to customize the templates to your liking and keep them tucked away for use when you start a new EE site.
The files make it easy to get a basic template framework up and running on EE 2. You place the files in your site directory and then use the new feature in EE 2 that allows you to create new templates from files. That’s all there is to it.
Thanks to Jenn for making these freely available!