Template Editor Group
I finally got around to creating the template editor group.
Instead of fully protecting certain heavily-used templates so only administrators can edit them, this group allows us to grant more users the right to edit the aforementioned templates.
Currently, I've only downgraded the protection level of templates (admins-only -> admins + template editors), but I'll likely go through and protect more heavily-used pages in future.
If you'd like to be a member of the template editor group, comment below or leave a message on a bureaucrat's talk page. Ideally, prospective template editors will have experience editing templates on this or other wikis, and will have a significant history of edits on this wiki.