I've asked a lot of questions leading up to this, so I wanted to share some of my progress.
The blue line represents the number of messages processed. The background color represents the average response time. You can see ticks for each hour (and bigger ticks for each day). Hovering over any point in the graph will show you the numbers for that period in time.
This is super useful for "at a glance" performance monitoring as well as establishing patterns in our utilization.