Just FYI - I reset the counter for articles so the Most Popular widget at the bottom of every page has been reset. After a few weeks it should be a more accurate representation of the traffic on this site.
There were some posts that had gotten a lot of digg-like traffic and skewed the results in their favor.
If this works out, I may reset the statistics quarterly. (Forum posts are not counted in this list.)
EDIT: one more thing to note - the site uses caching for modules like this one so the statistics are not 100% real time. The trade off is that the site loads a little bit faster.