I don't like any of the templates, i want to design my own template, not just modify the ones that they offer. is that possible? I want to be able to play with the layouts, photo sizes and what have you. either that or just have more control over the templates, spacing between the images, image sizes.
I did some searching and it seems that in order to create your own web templates for use in Lightroom, you need to use the Lightroom Development Kit to create "Web Gallery Plug-ins"
You can download that here: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom | Adobe Developer Connection
And there's an example tutorial in the SDK Programmer Guide in Chapter 11 which can be found here: http://wwwimages.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/devnet/photoshoplightroom/pdfs/lr6/lightro om-sdk-guide.pdf
Hope that's helpful.