Problem: Edit counts are hard to determine unless you know about external tools and user scripts that show this information, or if you explicitly state how many edits you have on your userpage. Attempting to paginate through a user's contributions to count their edits can take a very long time if they have a very high edit count.
Proposed solution: Show a user's edit count at Special:Contributions, similar to how it is done on mobile web.
Who would benefit: An editor's edit count can be an indicator of how experienced they are. If somebody who recently edited the page had only 50 edits, an editor would be sure to review the edit with caution, because newer editors will generally mess up more often than experienced editors with 150,000+ contributions. Edit counts can also helpfully determine what kind of editor a person is (e.g. whether an editor edits to add more information to the site, or is a wiki gnome who fixes spelling errors and formatting).