Interesting thoughts on Avoiding “Blank Page Syndrome”.
The first question our users asked when confronted with a non-blank document was:
“How do I remove this stuff?”
So the jury is still out on that one. Labelling the “default” sample content as “Example” plus describing that this is only default sample content and will go away requires the users to read (quite a lot) & understand what’s written.
Judging from my experience, this spells trouble.