Similarly the "Min. iterations" 0 and "Max. iterations" show informative numbers that help you find/diagnose/research aspects of the fractal, and it wouldn't be informative if they showed #maxiter when there are lakes visible.

For example, when you view the Mandelbrot at magn=1 (the entire thing), and set #maxiter=10,000,000,000, the "Max iterations" might show something like "10943", indicating that a #maxiter of that value would have sufficed.

Similarly the "Min. iterations" 0 and "Max. iterations" show informative numbers that help you find/diagnose/research aspects of the fractal, and it wouldn't be informative if they showed #maxiter when there are lakes visible.
For example, when you view the Mandelbrot at magn=1 (the entire thing), and set #maxiter=10,000,000,000, the "Max iterations" might show something like "10943", indicating that a #maxiter of that value would have sufficed.