I don't much like the new dashboard, and there are several topics criticizing it already, so I'll do something different here. I will describe what the perfect wordpress dashboard should be, according to me (WP user since 2009).
My idea is that the dashboard shall focus on my contents, and not on WP. I mean I'm adding content (new articles) 3 or 4 times a week, whereas I'm changing or updating my theme only once or twice a year. So I don't need the dashboard to remind me of what theme I'm using or to give me daily WP news.
I'd like an "At a glance" box to tell me the total number of posts, pages, tags and categories. Size of the database would also be great.
Another box should list all my drafts, but I don't need to be able to add or edit one through the dashboard. I don't need either to be reminded of the posts I have recently published.
A third box would give information about the users. How many users, and the 5 latest comments.
Finally, the last box would come from Addthis.
So What I want is not very different from what we have, but this would make me save time if I add such a dashboard. I just want to know if there other WP users who share my wishes.