There are many other reasons why it would be beneficial to look at the supply count of your teammates. But as long as the player is still in the game you can "ask" him.
Are there any good reasons why this information is not available?
Here are some questions that I want to discuss.
- Do you think knowing your allies supply count is important or do you think the current state of the game is ok?
- How do you want this information to be displayed?
- Can you think of reasons not to implement this feature?
Here are my thoughts:
Obviously I think that it is important to be able to look at the supply of your allies. I would like the information to be either shown just below my own supply or by selecting a Supply Depot, Overlord or Pylon of the player in question. Both should just state the information like: 158/200.
The only disadvantage I can imagine are team games where the teams changes during the game. The game starts with Red and Blue vs Pink and Brown and ends with Red and Pink vs Blue and Brown. This might only be important in custom games, as you cannot change your team for ladder games.