I'm sorely tempted by the idea of a static site, because obviously it's never end-of-lifed (worst verb ever). But I'm still seduced by the idea of a generic information management system like #Drupal being "the Web's operating system". You just need it to be so stable that it's boring. So stable that you can run the version that's in #Debian stable, and `apt-get dist-upgrade` won't break anything.
@Matthew Davidson In their basic form most sites can be reduced to a series of text files. Text files are like barnacles. Small nuggets of 'knowledge DNA'. They are just one part of the operating system of the web. Because I'm basically stupid I prefer staying as close to simplicity as I can get away with. Drupal and other CMS's are assuming they have some agency over how they will exist in the web of attrition. Doesn't everyone know barnacles are the best at surviving shipwrecks?
@mjd I've used them both and liked them both. Then I went to Hugo - not entirely sure why. I think it was to do with site regeneration speed and the fact I wasn't churning out any ruddy content let alone Python plugins.