In case the above sounds harsh, here's what happens.
If we create a Status blog then people who have even a tiny problem will go there, see that their issue is not listed then rush here to the forums and post about it.
If we create a Status blog and something does go wrong people will look there first and if nothing is there yet will rush to the forums and post about it.
If we create a Status blog and something goes wrong but for the most innocent of reasons does not get posted to that blog people will say we are covering things up. Which we don't do.
If we create a Status blog then it's somewhere else to check.
The forums are inhabited 24 hours a day. Support is covered for far too many of those hours by me and watched for problems at other times. As soon as we know there is a problem big enough to warrant a post here (and stats most certainly is) then we will make the post.
People have 1 place to check and 1 place to discuss things.
(If I genuinely thought it would be useful we'd have one, but I don't. For hopefully the right reasons)