I attempted to use T4 templates in Visual Studio to do some basic scaffolding and found it very hard to work with due to the lack of a good UI. Having used and been very productive with tools like Codesmith in the past, I was searching for that kind of experience with T4 templates. Unable to find anything that meet my needs, I decided to give it a go and create my own. The story link explains my journey and why I decided to build T4 Awesome. Currently in Beta, I invite anyone to try it out and see if it can help you become more productive with T4 templating in Visual Studio.