I guess I don't understand what the big deal is here. I have been using Google Analytic's Universal since last July. I just added a script block to my main page template, set the script to display in the head of the page, and copy the script (minus the script tags) into the Script Block Widget. See below for an example of GA script I used on my web site. That's it and I haven't had any issues.
ga('create', 'UA-00000000-0', 'auto');
So my question is... Is there something I am missing here? I would like to hear your thoughts.