You can set the default view for each template to use list mode... http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...l-folders.html
Change folder to General Items Template
Right Click Folder > Properties > Customize > Change Template
Now switch to List view
Now apply to all folders
Organize > Folder & Search Options > View > Apply to All Folders
Do that with each template and it should set every folder to list view. You'll have to manually change to something else if you want.