Absolutely Pamela. Thanks for understanding. I guess it is good practice to let the default switch positions behave compatibly with the older version, with a new option for the switch to execute the new feature. That way, old programs will run without modification (as in my case). In any case, the templates are really useful because we want to use various settings from a past example graph. In other cases, one could set up a global default template which has 'automatic' scaling for the axes, and just continue creating plots as normal to use only e.g. line-style settings.
There is another graph setting which the templates do not apply, even in v6: and that is custom 'legend text'. Legends always revert to the series name even if we have modified the legend manually in the template. Again, it would be useful to have the option.