The status bar provides information both on processes (on the left side) and statistics (on the right side).
Personally I don't care much for the latter, and I feel it disturbs the clean look of my skins/layout.
But the process information is of value to me.
For that reason I have been using low contrast for the text in the status bar for pretty much all my skins so it doesn't disturb/distract to much.
It isn't a great solution though, and also it results in the #1 complaint I get on my skins.
So my wish:
An option for the statusbar to view/hide the statistic part.
I can then edit my skins to make the text much better readable.