From a customer point of view, I wouldn't really have an issue with a host purchasing a design rather than creating it themselves. It's not like they're oferring to DESIGN my site, and unless they're claiming to offer awesome design/code support or something, their skills don't really come into it, do they?
I wouldn't assume anything about their HTML capability just because they didn't use their own design.
Very few host websites do anything different with their layouts anyway - they usually follow a certain style.
In all that we are losing
Aren't we just confusing
Youth with beauty?
Truth with duty?