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Analytics if implemented should be actionable and in no way impact the performance of the app. i.e Netlify or Google Analytics but done on server side and not on the client.

I try to not waste time and even block pages like Insights Traffic pane on GitHub so as to not waste time viewing useless vanity stats.

Well implemented analytics together with proper logging/tracing should let you let you view user journeys of your app, which parts of the app are barely used and see how you can improve.

GoatCounter, PostHog & umami seem nice for analytics. Product Analytics from Scratch is a nice read. Databend seems great for more serious data processing needs.