The more I work with WordPress the more I like it (although I still wish I could generate permanent static pages for archive purposes, hint, hint), and I have to say that I like the 2.5 update quite a bit. After the initial couple of days shakeout to figure out where they moved everything around to I find it’s generally easier to use, but the thing I like most about it is the WP-Stats plug-in, which to me is like crack-flavored crack in a fine crack sauce, because it gives me a whole bunch of stats that were difficult for me to dig out before, like which of the links out of the site people are clicking on, and because it updates almost constantly, which means I can track visitors to the site on a second by second basis, which I’ve been doing, like a rat at a feeder bar. Yes, I’m a dork.
It doesn’t offer me a complete view of my site (because I have several years of archives in Movable Type, and those archives are pretty active), but for my purposes of tracking what people are reading right now, it’s fun and useful and addictive. Between my Web stats and tracking my Amazon rankings, it’s a miracle I actually every get any writing done. So if you’re a stats addict like me, check out WP-Stats.