Wow. I am surprised by what the counter tells me. I didn't think that anyone visited my site. I have decided to make my counter visible. It will only count "unique visitors," not "page loads," so I can't inflate my own numbers by re-loading the page a bunch of times.
The StatCounter is pretty sweet. It can tell you where people are in the world when they log into your page, what link they followed, and all kinds of other stuff (like their screen resolution, OS, IP address, .....).
Let me know what you think about StatCounter if you check it out for your site. Check out my stats (I'm responsible for the bulk of the page loads on the first day...just playing with the counter stuff).