We've concluded the first pass through the ListPages and templates revision. You can now use a bunch of new variables in live templates, as well as the ListPages enhancements defined in the new design.
See the change log for more details. With these changes we're moving towards more consistent names for everything, which should make life easier. You can, for example now use this code in a _template:
To send an email to the author of the page. If you need the linked form, use %%created_by_linked%%. Let me know what you think of these changes. We'll do a second pass in a couple of weeks, once more urgent work is out of the way.