Was this ever rectified? I found myself looking around like I was crazy, thinking I was overlooking where the total commit count went. Now that I know it is not there, and I'm not crazy, it would be very helpful to have that metric shown to me (in any capacity) from the repository view.
I have to agree. github shows number of commits, and I think where the overview page shows last commit time, it should also show total commits. It lets me know how often people are working on a repo, quickly.