A coworker recently turned me on to Nanoc, a static site compliation tool that lets me output plain old HTML. I was going to write about why I've come full circle for my 6th publishing tool and assembled my thoughts with a bunch of references, but Simon Sigurdhsson has already said it best:
use the right tool for the right job — there’s no need to bring out the sledgehammer when you’re trying to put up a painting. Use the hammer. Or your shoe.