The account backend in meteor is pretty decent, and is wired up to all the basics, but manipulating the front end is an exercise in frustration, and wiring up the additional features is a headache. The CSS is all wrapped up in compiled files and LASS. So you install one of the packages that removes the styling, but even that makes it a huge pain to change or manipulate the UI. And even then, that UI is tied to some of the basic vanilla behavior and leaves out a lot of the smart and complex features that are available and sometimes necessary.
So instead of making a package that would just be difficult to customize to my needs on projects going forward, I baked all features of the Meteor account system down into 3 files:
Just drop ’em into your project folder, no package installation required.