Hits, Downloads and Bullshit Like That

via TechCrunch:

On its first day of availability on the App Store since it was – surprisingly, to many – approved by Apple, Opera Mini for iPhone (iTunes link) was downloaded one million times.

I have a question – Who gives a shit how many times it was downloaded?
I’m one of those million downloads, and I have to say, Opera Mini for iPhone sucks (less on this can be found in my economical tweet review).
Opera Mini for iPhone was a free download, so we’re not tracking sales. We’re tracking curious geeks like me who want to see if there could be viable alternatives to SafariMobile. So it’s like tracking hits to a website and hits are pointless too, in and of themselves.
Tracking hits and downloads means nothing without sales conversion stats.