It's important to be watching and have a way to monitor activity. We wont know if anything is wrong if we don't watch it.
Also it will be good for marketing to be able to give indepth stas about the network.
Stage 1: I am going to start with the original eth netstats, I am going to remove the irrelevant sections and add in stats about transactions per second power used, orphaned blocks(there are quite a few)
Stage2: I am going to put masternodes in Dallas TX and Singapore and measure propagation, (I need to dig more in to the devote process to see what i can hook into, i may have to run modified masternodes to interact with what i need) I will find other relevant stats I can report on.
I put up a trello board so the community and the devs can make suggestions