I'd like the view/download statistics to be an optional/toggleable thing.
I'm not really sure, it just makes me uncomfortable to see.
I'm not really advocating for a visibility feature, but I understand what you mean. I also feel uncomfortable when I see my statistics. I don't completely know why. I think knowing people are interacting with my projects makes me anxious. Fear of being judged or something like that...
I don't mind seeing my stats, in fact I want to see them, but perhaps they could be on a separate page from the main dashboard. One motivation for this is when I view my dashboard on my phone browser, the two columns (projects and stats) side by side are so narrow that I can't read them, so in that situation just the project column would be better with the stats elsewhere (on another page or perhaps below the projects). Not a big deal, but it'd be a nice little enhancement.