It would be nice to be able to set the 'useWithBlock' setting to false globally so that I don't need to include that setting all the time when working with templates. I realize widgets use this and there is an undocumented way to do it - so, it would be great to have an official way to set this that is safe.
Because of some scenarios the "#" chars are restriced. So I want to use other char instead of. May be we can set the openTag and closeTag instead of "#". For example, <% and %>, [% and %] etc. May be this is flexible.
I'd love for the ability to choose between the light/dark version of the icons in the sprite.png file. As of now, most of the themes contain a light and a dark version. However, there is no easy way to choose between the too when I'm writing my code. The only way to change is to go into the CSS file and override it manually. This has been an issue already, because at least once now the classes have changed, causing me to go back and make further edits to my CSS file. it should be something as simple as adding a light/dark class to element so that it knows to choose the appropriate background position for the sprite. This seems like something very easy to do that doesn't require much programming. I hope to see this soon!
The template is not so friendly with document db such as MongoDB. Data in MongoDB are schema free, it means some data fields may be missing. It may lead to an error while rendering templates. jQuery's API can have a optional arg to provide default value, but I don't how to do it in Kendo.