I don’t think it is necessary or even needed to show the status of people. I expect that any report is taken serious. But the fact, if many pro-users are affected will probably lead the choice, what is being worked on first.
That’s why seing from outside, where the priorities are, would give the users confidence to be taken serious.
I bet the juce team already uses internally a ticket system, so a little of that information made public would be very appreciated.
EDIT: Maybe an upvote feature for the pros to escalate their issues would be a fair thing (pros votes count triple, indie double and the rest with at least one released product count single (to avoid double signups just for voting)