I really hope that is not the case, I run a deep history with the Templars after all they were the poster boys on the 3rd edition starter set that got me started with this hobby over six years ago, I swarmed all over their initial codex when it was finally released and was content with using it for the following two- three years. About a year ago I finally jumped onto the codex marine bandwagon, and started up a dread podding army. Dont get me wrong here I do like the mechanic of the vanilla Dex but I still will always have that soft spot for Black Templars and have plans to restart them as soon as their new dex drops.maybe Templars are not going to get an update or will be folded back into another book?
I agree with you in that it should be a quick update. I don't see much that I want changed, but I'd love to see a couple new models. I could totally see them tinkering with some of the BT special rules unfortunately.BT would potentially be a quick update, much like Blood Angels. Update the rules, maybe model a couple new models. Presto!
But, the key is finding a good release slot. I believe they have been accelerating the release schedule, but it will still be awhile.