Tony et al -
This is most likely not happening anymore for a number of reasons. One, the blogspot deal can provide decent sites for affiliates for free; Two, we don't want to have homogenous affiliate sites (which would be necessary); Three, related to two, each affiliate I've spoken to wants a unique site - in which case the basis of providing lower cost alternative is out the window.
I'm still doing development on the side when I have the time to take on new jobs, but my blanket warning is that I'm not cheap. That said, I'm always happy to talk with you or any other affiliates about your sites and give actual numbers. I will try to help out when and how I can.