I don't know if it was supposed to work this way but basicall I never needed to press Ctrl + E + L to get to the live templates when I type the shortcut to one (eg fun for function). I simply type fun (or any other shortcut) and pressed tab twice. In this example this now uses the visual studio snippet instead of the live template. Pressing Ctrl + E + L after typing fun however works fine.
p.s. I am doing this in VB (whereas I normally use it in C#).