No. Not really. I just thought that I'd use the opportunity to gripe about what I am convinced is a meaningless gesture. Why would anyone, other than the administrator of a site, want to know how many people had preceded [him/her/it/the cat] in visiting the page of one who has a boredom threshold low enough to want to place one of these on their cluttered excuse for a never empty web page? Huh!
(Ur, don't you think this is getting a bit personal? Oh, shut up, you!)
Funnily enough, quite a few people don't like counters. There must be more people with taste than I thought. Try the following sites for some nice fake counters: