Plausible is super lightweight and works super easily right out of the box.
So glad to have found it. I was procrastinating on installing it for months because I experienced the difficulty of installing GA and thought I'd need to spend hours on this as well.
Turns out, it took me 10 minutes to sign up for an account at Plausible, install the WordPress plugin and I was done.
Now, I actually understand my analytics too. Before, I had installed GA but never really looked at it because it was too overwhelming. With Plausible, I look at it all the time because it's not only beautiful, but I actually know what I'm seeing and it's easy to drill down, just click on what you want to drill down into, and you go another level deeper. Easy.
Lastly, the founders are super responsive. I emailed them for some clarifications and they helped right away.
Really happy with Plausible!