Really appreciate those kind words.
I am also very obsessed with static site generator that I literally started a podcast for it, it's called Static Site
There are many static site generator out there and as I am aware of NetlifyCMS does work with bunch of them.
Yeah, sure you can deploy your site anywhere you want, checkout the screenshot below.
As you can see Gridsome just output static files like: HTML, CSS, JS and then you can host those static files anywhere you want.
With Netlify you get few additional feature where you don't have to deploy manually, if you want to host your site on cloud you have add pass it thought some CI for auto-deployment.
Hope, this clears your question. :)
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