Set up a new site collection recently and as I was going though setting up the team sites noticed that we were missing a lot of list templates. Not sure why they weren’t activated, probably because I was trying to create a clean site and using the “Blank” template to start with. It’s any easy fix though as you can just activate the features you want. What, SharePoint cant read your mind?
Just go to: Site Actions -> Site Settings -> Manage Site Features -> Activate "Team Collaboration Lists" Feature. And viola! Your list templates are available for use.