Which template works "BEST" for the directory plugin?

Which template works "BEST" for the directory plugin?
I am running into major layout issues with:

1. Pagination - How do I show a certain number of Listings with the next page at the bottom. (The feature on the Listings ->General Settings -> Pagination Settings DOES NOTHING!)

2. If there are any codes from this plugin that needs to be copied to the template css file, please tell me how - with step by step instructions.