View Count - my solution.
I noticed there was a change to vanilla/controllers/class.discussioncontroller.php
around line 90 and 91 these line have been commented out.
// NOTE: This has been moved to an event fired from analyticstick. // if ($Offset == '') // $this->DiscussionModel->AddView($DiscussionID,$this->Discussion->CountViews);
I modified it to this and got my view count back
if ($Offset == '') $this->DiscussionModel->AddView($DiscussionID,$this->Discussion->CountViews);
unfortunately analyticstick does not seem to get updated. if anyone want to provide a clue on why analyticstick table is not updated I will re-comment.
so I just uncommented them out and got my view count back.
I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.