I just installed Hugo (a week ago) and tested it.
First, I’m not a highly experienced programmer and developer, and the first contact with Hugo was difficult.
It not easy to understand and to approach site generation with Hugo, I was very confused at some points (especially the public folder thing, the command line system, the use of themes).
( I think the tutorials are built for experienced users, not for freebies… But that’s an other question).
( I’m French and not very skilled with English too … It can explains things I did get in first instance… lol)
Anyway, I successfully built a website, customized a theme, export all the stuff via FTP and made it working on a server.
It wasn’t easy to understand all the thing, but there is one thing that has clearly the good point : the use of markdown langage.
It is just like a brillant idea (because it simplifies many many things with content layout).
Am I saying I’am adopting Hugo for my author website(*) ? Let’s say yes
( I’am a sci-fi writer).