Google Docs became more useful with the new templates. Seriously with out templates it is hard for users to start, a blank template is un usable at times. The new templates are available for Google Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations.
The templates organized in categories from Albums & Flipbooks, to Business templates. These form a starting point to your presentation or doc, you can edit these templates for your needs. These come with preset text and designs, a total of 309 templates are available at this moment to use.