I have been wondering for some time if that really was Brett Favre wearing an apron on the Wix landing page. Since they ran an ad during the Superbowl, I thought I'd throw my thoughts out there about my web host.
I've been using Wix for my professional (HTML5) website as of January 2013. I've been building small websites for myself since I was 13 years old and have been working in photo-manipulation programs for just about as long.
The main reason I went with Wix over WordPress is because I did not want to install any software on my local machine. It's very affordable and relatively easy to use.
Would I recommend Wix to other people?
I would say yes if:
Your blog is not important or you are not planning on having one.
You are not very experienced with web design and will be creating your page yourself.
Pros of Wix
Easy drag-and-drop interface. I very much prefer designing my website this way.
The customer service is pretty outstanding. I've posted several tickets and always get responses same or next-day. They are sometimes helpful, sometimes not, but you cannot say the support staff is inattentive.
They listen to their customers. I've noticed many small improvements over the past two years that seem to stem from the Wix wishlist.
Cons of Wix
Blog feature is seriously lacking.
Aforementioned improvements only seem to come very, very slowly.
As an example, when I started my Wix site, there was no blog feature, which was a risk, I knew. I posted in the wishlist along with many others. We got our blog feature I think around February 2014. When the blog feature first came out, there was a one-image per blog post limit. It took several more months for multi-image blog posting to be enabled. I was very close to calling it quits with Wix altogether over this, and I still teeter on the edge because of all the bugs. I need my website and blog to function properly NOW, know what I mean?
Small inconveniences. You cannot change link styles. You cannot embed font faces even though it's an HTML5 site. You cannot access the back end HTML code. Etc. Most of these things should not bother a beginner web designer, but I am not a beginner web designer, and they bothered me. But, like I said, improvements are constantly being made, slowly. Maybe these little things will eventually be addressed, one by one.
If you are planning to rely heavily on your blog on your website, do not use Wix, as it will probably take some years for them to really get it together when it comes to the blog feature. WordPress seems to have just about perfected their system (though I've only used it lightly), so if you're planning a blog-heavy site I would go with them. I think I will probably stick it out here and see how everything develops.