2 May 07, 2015 01:15
I understand what you mentioned; however, this kind of features (well implemented) are resources consumer and remove them from the standard release is not only a b2evo decision, actually many other CMS are also in the same way, but this is free software, so at this moment, a third-party plugin would be a good solution for bring it back.
Alternatives--like Google analytics--NOT the same
Could you please explain a bit more what is Google Analytics missing to meet your needs? It's just to help futher readers to get an idea and maybe some starting point for that plugin as well. Also, knowing exaclty what are you expecting, maybe somebody could help you to achieve using Analytics.