I like to point out ascii-based programs when they come along, because occasionally — or perhaps I should say rarely — limited character sets are an issue.
nload, an otherwise standard-issue network visualizer, wins a couple of points from me because it does its job in a plain-Jane way.
I plan to keep a mental note of nload because occasionally — I mean, rarely, when troubleshooting network issues, it’s useful to have a few tools that aren’t too flashy.
It also means there’s a few applications that might run cleanly over ssh, for example, or on extremely low-end hardware.
nload does well and costs almost nothing in resources, which means it should fit in those cases. Occasional — I mean, rare though may they be.