htop is a terminal application which displays all running processes in an ordered list view. There's just one view of htop which displays everything. This avoids needless navigation through different views which usually is very time consuming.
Unlike the default system monitors found in Ubuntu or Gnome Shell, Glances shows a lot of information all in one place instead of having to click through tab after tab. This makes cursory glances at one's stats a lot easier and less time-consuming.
Conky has a bunch of sensor stats that the user can choose to display such as CPU usage, memory, uptime, etc. Depending on what the user wants to display, most likely there is a way to display the needed info when using Conky.