In my case, i was looking for the amount of bytes received from server to determine the network speed. The number of rows is one thing, but i can’t easily tell if a row is 1 or 1000 kilobytes. By checking out the bytes received i can get some feel for the datasize. If there’s a huge amount of data coming towards me, that explains why i’ve got to wait for minutes. If there’s only a few kilobytes in the end, maybe something else is going wrong.
Reitse also takes some time to figure out how the client statistics tool works.