Some users have expressed a desire to view mesh statistics without having to toggle into Edit Mode for each object. I have a patch that does this with builds linked below.
With this change you can enable “Statistics” in Viewport Overlays. With nothing selected it will just show the scene totals, but select any mesh object and you will also see the details you normally can only find in Edit Mode:
Useful or unnecessary? Obvious or confusing? One concern we have is this creates more UI changes as you select objects, which could be distracting. But this is only on an optional overlay, so is that okay?
Your thoughts and feedback are appreciated. But please stick to the subject of the inclusion of this data in this way.