I don't know if this fits in page templates, but it would be great to have an easy way to organize the layout of pages (especially the front page) of a Hybrid site. Kind of like the Options theme, but even more flexible. I'm thinking the ability to easily split the page in a variety of ways:
--number of columns
--number of sections (rows)
--types of sections (post block, tabbed blocks, features gallery, photo gallery, large article, thumbnail articles, etc.)
--Choosing between displaying excerpts or full posts.
Right now, all the themes lean towards a blog-roll style, as in, full posts listed in chronological order. I'm looking for more flexibility.