I've had a number of requests for my SolutionTemplate without the e-book lessons, so below is its Subversion repository:
You may still access the e-book version as well in the related links section, but if all you need is a new project to get started then you can use the above; this repository shares the same code base with the e-book version. I will be very careful to make sure that the two versions are kept in sync to minimize confusion.
I should also mention that since the initial release, SolutionTemplate has had various substantial updates based on my more recent research. They will both continue to be updated as I think of more foundational portions that should be put in the template. This SolutionTemplate has helped me time and time again when starting new projects and I hope it helps you too; you can use it for any of your production projects as you please.
Lastly, in case you're wondering why this isn't a Visual Studio template: Subversion is just a better way to work with code that regularly updates. It's an extremely versatile lightweight, transaction, distributed file system that allows for extremely efficient updates. I would pay for each of those things, but Subversion is FREE. Can't beat that!