But the likes of Matomo are heavy on the features and costly. While Matomo starts at around $59/month for its "Essential" package and 300,000 page views monthly, Netlify is $9/month for 250,000 page views a month.
Have I missed something?
Matomo is OSS and free.
They do have premium packages and whatnot, but the free version will parse your logs quite happily all the same. In fact I've used it to do just that (though not any more)