Statistics like word count are several clicks away (via cog on Mac). I use word count a lot (drafting funding applications etc that have very strict word limits).
It would be really useful if these were visible at a glance rather than having to navigate to them.
How about making them visible at the bottom of each note, when mousing over are the left of the cog:
Perhaps users could choose, in prefs, what statistics to show in this area. I never need paras or reading time for example, but will be important for other people.