I got an email from the Googleplex regarding my Analytics account, excerpt below.
First, due to extremely high demand, we’ve temporarily limited
the number of new signups as we increase capacity. This allows
us to focus on our primary objective–to provide a great user
experience for our existing users.
They go into detail about which specific features are going to be affected, but I think this speaks pretty highly about the users Google can muster up for a new product offering. I wonder if they will (or have) ever get to the point where they would sell that to another company? Just wondering.
Luckily I signed up for my Analytics account days ago. After than the first few days of no reporting I figured it was just another account I would have set up, but then I saw a post that said it had been improved. I checked it out and found that it was a pretty neat tool. It could be done from server logs as well, but the usability of Google’s offering is very nice.