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What does this tell me? Is it a poor post, hard to understand, very little value, so gets ignored? Or might it be an announcement post or a post leading to a news story, something that doesn't necessarily invite replies? The only way to know is to click and read.
So, no, I don't think the number of thread views really adds anything for the user.
For a site with little traffic that won't have the counts increasing much, I would stay away from it.
Sites that sell use it as a selling tool, obviously. Other sites seem to use it for internal use only as there often is no explanation as to why the question is asked.
In either event I feel you should offer a search or sorting option that displays the request in sort order of said function.