Hello Seth and Gabe,
Thank you very match for the suggestions.
We will definitely consider them when improving the modules you mention.Blogs
Seth, you are right, it's good to have permissions for a single item (e.g Blog item, Forum item, ...). As for the public controls for creating/editing Blogs, we will hopefully provide some soon.
Gabe, you have found a good solution with adding "?cmspagemode=edit" to the end of the URL, but as you said, it is working only for pages.Templates
Currently, you can hide the templates section for the user, if you set deny "Edit Templates" permission in Administation->Permissions section. We will consider improving templates permissions in the future.Toolbox controls
Yes, we have plans to add something similar in Sitefinity, but we have not decided yet how it will be accomplished - maybe with security policies or user personalizations, or both.Controlling access to the file system
Currently, we have no plans to improve the File Manager, but we will provide Document Manager and Media Manager modules, which will handle uploading documents, images and other files.
the Telerik team