It's the 3rd template in a row that's almost not usable to any sector. Personally I don't like it, it's better though than the last two, far away though from the usual inspired and creative RT works. Something must have changed here...
I strongly disagree with this statement. I think you'll find that many people will take Corvus and create some stunning sites for all kinds of sectors. It really is a content-centric design, so whatever content you are showcasing will shine through. The only real graphic element is the background 'corners' which can be disabled completely. Other than that, it's a modern clean, flat and fully responsive design.
I think that for a lot of people, the demo 'is' the design. And if the demo has a particular structure, and a particular content-style, there is this misconception that the template can do nothing else. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I sometimes equate this to the phenomena of house buyers that when looking for a new house, get hung up on the furniture and paint that a current owner may have in the home. You need to be able to look past the existing furniture and paint and see the underlying structure and design, and then imagine yourself putting your own paint preferences and furniture style and design into the home.
The demo is just that, a 'demonstration' or a 'sample site', the template itself can be configured and used however you like. If you look at some of the sub-pages you will see how it would look in various layouts without the homepage look.
In an effort to make this even more obvious to people, starting next month we're going to revamp our demo content with more layout styles to help better visualize how the template could be used.