Blog Templates Remember First Post Date

I just discovered that the New Blog Template plugin keeps the date setting of the first post when copying “Posts and Pages” to the new blog. For new bloggers who choose to edit this post instead of publishing a new post, if they do not change the publish date (which none of them ever do), their post gets bumped way off the list in Recent Posts widgets and the Blogs Directory.

Any suggestions? If not, please consider moving this topic to the Feature Request forum with a request for an option to not copy the first post publish date, or to automatically change that date to the blog creation date.

Thank you!