While we are on the topic of redoing system status, thought I should post some of the ideas I've been thinking of submitting to the suggestion area.
Make System Status it's own tab or add it to the support area.
Add support for mysql in the status page or just create a general mysql page listing the status for all of the servers (because a user could be using different mysql servers).
MRTG graphs - provide snapshots of the bandwidth for each of the uplinks along with the server(s) you are on.
Add a special section for each server. e.g.. Bob Users, Neo Users where admins/devs/techs can post a quick update if the server is down and not require a whole announcement which is usually received after the fact. This would be especially useful if the server needed a kernel upgrade the dev could write - "kernel upgrade on the server - downtime 2 minutes," or "server hardware is toast, swapping servers." It would probably reduce the load on support too.