If you are trialing out something with someone new -- one or two templated rules may help break the ice of things to see if the discipline dynamic is compatible (on both ends).If your looking for more of a mentoring/ discipline only dynamic and not a D/s; than the rules should be tailored to you, for you, and your needs. Not the Tops needs. Obviously there are deal breakers in every dynamic. If I was a Top in the scene of discipline I would not associate with certain behaviors and make those a dealbreaker/ rule if they struggled with them (and they wanted to change them) or I would not work with them. Ultimately it's up to the EE and what goals they want to focus on. I prefer tailed rules that my Dom puts time into creating; not a cookie cutter that has been used multiple times.