We got Meteor 1.0.4 now and it has template level subscriptions.
So, now we are looking for some patterns to use Template levels subscriptions with Meteor. And we have some discussion whether to route level subscriptions or template level subscriptions.
To me, both are useful. But, when using route level subscriptions, we should avoid techniques like waitOn. Flow Router has better way(I think) of managing subscriptions in the router.
So, have a look at my blog post and you can decide which subscription management techniques suits for your app.
Let me know, what do you think about it.