Currently when you create a collection it automatically creates a template page. In many cases you don't need or want the template as you're pulling data from the collection into other places. If you don't use the template you will just create blank page after blank page which then need to be 301 redirected, removed from the sitemap and generally hidden in the best way possible.
Wouldn't it be great if the template pages were optional rather than mandatory? It would save us having spend time hiding all these unwanted pages.