Re: Drawing Parameters - the chicken and egg problem
I agree with @TomU . Templates are pretty much the only way to go for new drawing creation.
We try to make our formats very empty (border and title block table) and then create multiple drawing templates that can use the same format. The drawing templates can then contain custom notes, tables, prepopulated views, drawing settings, etc. as needed. Having empty formats also encourages users not to use formats for new drawing creation.