Thanks again so much for your reply!
I appreciate your concern a lot.
Basically, the site I want to start is sort of "side-project".
That is, once it is up, I want to mainly spend my time building content and not with things like security updates and scalability problems. (as you know, the performance of static html pages is superior to anything generated dynamically)
With static pages, if the site grows substantially, I do not have to move hosts or upgrade my hosting package so soon. I have more breathing space, so to speak.
To go back to the issue of security updates, it is not just applying the updates that bothers me. But, If you change something in the wordpress (or plugins) code to improve security or in your templates etc. with every new update you have to make these changes again. And even with the latest security updates, wordpress remains insecure. With static pages if your site gets hacked you simply reupload all the pages you have on your harddisk...
I have considered Movable Type. But I read stories about the rebuilding process putting too much weight on the server, as well the time it takes for visitors to post comments. (for static pages I would use a service like js-kit for comments) I donīt know if the new MT versions still have this problem, but the MT forum doesnīt look like Iīm going to get a reply fast.
I owe you big time, for even considering implementing those features into Blog. But unfortunately, I canīt say for sure that Iīll be using Blog a month from now. I have been busy finding a content management solution for 4 months now. I had even built up my site in wordpress, but as I explained above it, is not a sustainable solution for my situation.
I do not want to give up the project just yet, because I think it can become a popular site, but right now there is a bit of an impasse...