What is Google's "angle"?
What is in it for Google to offer a good-to-great Analytics package?
However as you've excluded them from your list most of us aren't much help to your quandary.
No, you missed my point...
I was saying that my previous experience with Google Analytics (i.e. maybe 9-12 months ago) was that it was frustrating to work with, and not very helpful...
Apparently no one that has responded so far used the same version I did, or if so, then we have different objective...
What I recall of the previous Google Analytics was lots of lists and charts telling me about Search Words that had nothing to do with my website and how they ranked?!
It would show me things like that I ranked high on searches for "paperclip" even when the keyword was nowhere in my Site's Content or Code?! (And I have spent SUBSTANTIAL time here at SitePoint making sure my web pages are Semantically correct and properly coded/marked-up!!!)
When I last used Google Analytics, I poked around A LOT and I just couldn't find how to get the most fundamental information I needed. (Without having GoDaddy's Site Analytics" next to the Google Analytics version I had experience with, it is hard to compare them, but please trust me when I say my experience with Google was BLAH at best...
So moving forward, I never said I wouldn't consider using Google Analytics, but based on my prior experience, and based on how confusing the interface looks today, I am finding it hard to want to invest my time earning the new version...
Google regularly works on it, updates it and changes it. But it's the same structure they've had for years.
Not from my experience.
GA is complex but IMO that's why I use it. You can log in, glance around, and get a few insights but it's the complexity that makes it useful in letting you see not just the results but the factors that got you there.
I am not averse to complexity if it helps make my website better!!
That said the interface could be better. The features could be expanded. And the documentation could be improved. It's by no means perfect nor 100% comprehensive but it is the best free to low priced tool I know of by a ong shot.
So what about something like...
From the little I saw yesterday, Open Web Analytics look pretty comprehensive, and it too is free.