The big question is if you need it or not in 2017. I personally believe that there is a place for it, when you just want to put together something really simple, where the interactivity of a full fledged front end system like React or Angular would be overkill. But you could probably make something similar yourself with template literals if your needs are really simple.
But I personally just go with pug, because the syntax is elegant and easy to learn. It performs well. And it is really easy to use it with Express.