As more and more people are creating websites without learning design or hiring a developer, there has been a consistent increase in the number of premade templates being used. I have to admit that I’m a lot lazier these days now I have so little time, but I try to customise any existing themes I use beyond recognition.
I have mixed feelings on whether premade templates are good or bad. On one hand, they allow people who aren’t comfortable with design to have a website focused on writing, or photography, or whatever they enjoy. On the other hand, I do have a strong belief that people should try to be self-sufficient when it comes to their own websites, particularly as if something goes wrong or doesn’t behave as you expect then you need to (at least attempt to) fix it yourself.