@kev Good article.
Static sites have so many benefits, well just one benefit, they are fast.
Why on earth can no one make a feature in Wordrpress:
"Publish as static page"
It's shouldn't exactly be rocket science to transform a page from WYSIWYG editor to static page.
It should be like pushing print in windows. Done. The page is on a piece of paper. Super static. (except if you try to print a website - looks bad)
SSG generators (yes I use a PC computer) are ridiculously user unfriendly.