Just saw your post from today and wanted to let you know that we do have some improvements to the Places dashboard coming, but they may not make it onto Santa’s sleigh for delivery by the holidays.
Google recently pushed out an upgraded Places Dashboard analytics view that included significantly more detail, mobile information and viewing options. As of last night, the new analytics have disappeared in the US and the UK and reverted to the old style analytics. Whether we were seeing a test, a final product that was not yet finished or someone pulled the switch too early is unclear.
How soon or whether we will see the new view is not known.
Update 12/18: For reference and for use by Rasmus, I am uploading a complete screen shot of the “new but missing” analytics (click to view at full size):