Yeah, I'm getting that. That's basically what I'm reading for now. I understand (or at least think I do) SDT, "Singles Scene", consolidation. Trying to decide how to apply them to me, and to which lifts. I'm also looking at how best to maintain the lifts that I'm not emphasizing. Also what assistance lifts to do in my coming cycle, and how best to manage them. I'm seeing how very much I have to learn. I'm going to try to write a template in the next couple of days, and post it over on GUS for comments.
I don't think Singles Scene will apply to you right off the bat, SDT yes...consolidation is after Singles normally (but there are no rules here).
You need not read the programming articles in depth because the Training to Fail Series, Flow Series, etc are a lot more relevant.
Once you figure out what your goals are the template can be made to best suit them.
The best thing to do while doing all this is to first list your goals. If your goals are aesthetic based then we might not be of much help because we're not bodybuilders. BUT, lets say you want to get a strong, then figure out your key lifts. These are your main main lifts - not the ones you like. Try to be specific and keep the number of favorite lifts small. As in, you can have 4 lifts but then be prepared for them to increase slowly. The smaller the number of key lifts the easier it will be for you to dedicate your training to those. For example, If you decide that you want to improve largely on Squats, then everything will be tailored accordingly.
Ofcourse, templates also kind of evolve on their own...so what will most likely happen is that you will begin The Honeymoon Period for a few weeks (maybe even a month), figure out what you like and then have a more formal plan set in motion.
The whole assumption of a template is that there is no chaos in your training..but if there is then the first step is to allow it to settle down. The Honeymoon Period allows for that.