There is a mixed bag of free motion templates available on the net, sometimes useful in a tight spot when you’re short of time on an edit but more often than not it takes as much time to adapt the template to suit your needs, as it does to build it from scratch. But if you’re just starting out and want some ideas then its always good to take the time to see how the effect has been put together.
www.motionvfx.com has some great free (and mostly paid for) templates to download. It also has a nifty looking flare plugin for motion. I doubt it rivals the industry standard AE plugins though.
www.themotionmine.com has a useful neon text template also.