In the age of dynamic websites built with layouts and templates, nobody wants to write plain old repetitive static html anymore. But now that you can outsource dynamic features to services like Disqus, and you could get slashdotted/dugg/reddited at any moment, sometimes a static website is best for scalability.
There are quite a few static website generators out there that let you use templates, layouts, alternative markup languages, and other new age stuff. So this question is a bit of a survey. Which do you think is the best, and why?
Here are a few examples to start us off: