WordPress metrics are "page view" metrics. If and only if people actually click through to read the full post that will cause another "page view" to be recorded. Does that inflation concern me? Heck no! It's an known quantity and I also run other stats program on my blog that provide me with unique visitor counts as well as entry and exit pages. The combination of metrics programs provides me with what I need to know about my visitors, their habits, and their preferences..
What would concern me is people clicking into my blog finding a couple of full single posts on topics they aren't into reading about on the front page and clicking out disappointed. Why? Because that's my own experience and personal habit. I strongly prefer a magazine style smorgasbord display so I can pick and choose which posts to read in their entirety from the excerpts on a front page.
That being said, you will find that raincoaster does not share my POV when she posts to this thread. ... lol :D