I must disagree with you on this one. I am very much a fan of Hype. I think the interface is modern enough and I appreciate it being closer to the browser then Photoshop or XD.
That said I also like XD for it’s core mission and potential and ease of design on a big art board. With symbols and auto animation it is now branching out into spaces usually reserved for high fidelity prototypes.
In this sense the two tools come from opposite sides of the spectrum. One offers great customization, granular animation and allows for programming etc. the other comes from fast prototyping and slowly starts adding more complex features while offering limited settings on them (for the better or worse).
Given that easy is very appealing and XD already has a plugin architecture in place, has this massive capital behind it and is basically free … it is certainly picking up momentum. We will see what kind of tools will prevail. For now XD isn’t reaching production ready output so you always need an intermediary to deploy.
That said the plugins allow for exporters and if I am not mistaken you can use some of them to get your requested basic HTML export, already. Maybe enough for your demands… but currently not for mine. So maybe it’s the right tool for you all along.
I am sticking to Hype.