It does show hourly as before if you overlook the "connect the dots":
It is an improvement over the previous meters in that it displays upload and download in a single display much as the original history readout did.
It is helpful at times to be able to see the ratio of upload to download as this can be a quick tip off to either a "cloud" program being overlooked or virus/malware activity.
The downside I see is that it is "snapshot" of the previous day rather than running 2 or 3 hours behind as in the past.
In the end .... it is a HISTORY DISPLAY not a real time usage meter. Use the right tool for the job.
The above display is intended to be an "after the fact" readout.
Re-read your post above !
Did I not advise to drop the "social" and to focus on the issue ?
Perhaps this is why you aren't getting any Bites in your topic.
Who wants to spend endless hours trying to sort the useful from the "fluff".
That fluff just adds needless complexity.
It's a machine ... FOCUS on the issue.