pMachine Discontinued, Where To Next?

I learned today that pMachine Pro — the software behind this site — has been discontinued. I’d expected the announcement for some time, seeing it today reminded me that I should be looking for a new blog/CMS solution. Expression Engine has largely replaced pMachine, and I know at least one person running it, so I’ll likely be giving it another look soon.

I’ve got a list of things I’d like to solve here, so this news sort of fits. The site needs a new design (though it renders well in Safari, really) and I’m looking for a new host. I guess this means I’m now actively soliciting comments on design, host, and back-end software. Thoughts?

Expression Engine may work well, a friend recommends Host Gator, and I’m almost tempted to buy some design work from Blog Moxie. What say you?