Okay.. so this may be a dumb question. But, why is there not a current plugin to display the Awstats or Webalizer data that is already residing on most webhosts these days?
The data is already there. No need to create it or duplicate it like many stat solutions do. Even if it's not super-duper or consistent with Google Analytics, it would be a nice way to show just some basic visitor traffic. No need to create a GA account, or WordPress.com account (jetpack). Just configure it to find the data on the server.
I run WP installations for many clients who I'm sure would like just the basic stat info in their dashboards.
Anyhow... just wondering.