Save as Site Template not available in SharePoint 2010 not true
This one was tricky had a request from a developer that save as site template option isn't available.
Had a look on the site where this option was available and where it wasn't. Did a comparison analysis of the features enabled on both the sites and found this interesting SharePoint Server Publishing feature was activated on the site where save as site template option wasn't available.
Deactivated SharePoint Server Publishing feature and viola save as template was available.
If for some reasons you need SharePoint Server Publishing feature to be active then there is another workaround, you can navigate to site settings of the site where you want to save the site as template
Change the URL i.e.
and now you can save the site as template as well as use Publishing feature. In 2007 , save as template was available but with SharePoint 2010 things have changed.