The Editor in ArcMap changed dramatically from version 9 to version 10. The introduction of feature templates is a major productivity boost for those principally involved in maintaining large databases. Some of us liked the old interface and using templates for the piecemeal editing we do seems like overkill. To downgrade the editor to the ArcMap 9 version, find the ArcGIS installation directory. Run the Advanced ArcMapSettings.exe program (found in the Utilities subfolder). The folder location may differ between systems. A typical installation configuration is shown at right.