Developer was right, there isn't anything else out there like it.
I don't need to do email blasts from my website every time there's a new post (which is NOT used as a blog btw).
I just needed something that looked professional that gives my visitors the option to provide me with their email addresses and names.
I can do my own blasts and I can manage my own database.
As long as I can export the list to excel, I'm good to go.
Maybe when I decide to have more "active participation" and conversation on my website... I'll look into another plug in.
But I doubt it... because after all... isn't that what social media's for?