It occurs to me that I could review some of these alternatives.
I never want to stoop to lists (though I might, if the lists are worth it) as articles. So, I'm gonna toss the idea into my article-writing notes and we'll see. There are a ton of top alternatives and they seem to be making their way into various distros as defaults. Like htop is now a default in Lubuntu.
I thought you mentioned 'quick system' stats. LOL! Glances is loaded with tons of info, and it loads quickly.
I use top as it gives me enough info for what little I do. I'll have to look into Glances further.