I agree with most of what you said...especially the browser-based version of the Hugo Runtime. I've been thinking a few months ago if I could ask a friend of mine at work to create a Java port of Hugo, even if I have to shell out a few bucks.
I'm really just concerned about having Hugo catch up with the "competition," so to speak. There's a lot of things going on with the other systems that I'd like to see in Hugo, or at least see what else Kent had in mind. But you're right, there's just not enough interested users (most are probably dabblers like me
) to probably push Kent into looking into Hugo after all these years.