I have to say that I think it would be really nice to have an optional extra field when the status output is on. Then you could choose something more appropriate for the status such as the topic maybe or some deep property of the payload. I've often thought that would be a nice feature and hopefully not too complex.
Of course, if you wanted to make an even richer feature, making that optional field one where you can use the extended data inputs such as global/flow vars or even JSONata would be amazing.
Also of course, the danger here is that it encourages the use of the Editor for status monitoring which has always been against the stated design principles - though if I'm being honest, I think that horse has long bolted
Oh, and while we are on the subject of feature requests for the debug node ... would it be possible to add a field to override the default output limit?
From time-to-time you get an output that is chopped off but you don't really want to have to change the settings and restart just for that. Happens if you are trying to extract data from a web page for example.