I don't know why the interface is like this but if you right-click on Service Profiles at the top of the tree you get the option "Create Service Profile from Template". When you choose this option you can create a Service Profile from a template and it doesn't add a number to the end.
When you right-click on a Service Profile Template you only get the "Create Service Profiles from Template"
I'll open an ehnancement request on this. I would expect there to be a single option, that would allow you to specify the number of Service Profiles to create. Anything higher than "1" I'd expect a # to be added to the name, but a single profile created should not. We shouldn't have both a "Create Service Profile" and "Create Service Profiles" options.
Robert, thanks. I have always thought it was weird that the only place the "Create Service Profile from Template" is an option is on the right-click menu of Service Profiles and not on the right-click menu of a Service Profile Template.
It would also be nice if you could drag-n-drop Service Profiles and templates from one org to another.