I think many of you would face this issue as well. Personally I like statecounter (SC) for its simplicity (it immediately informs you core traffic data such as how many hits and unique visits per day and recent visit data of who, when and what url).
GA is very comprehensive, the downside is that it’s too many structure, hence, it’s quite confusing to get the core info out of it especially for the newest version of GA.
One thought is to have one stone hitting two birds, that is, to implement both SC and GA. But this approach may slow down loading a bit, but probably not too much. It’s a price to pay and it might be worth it. Your thought?