I think the title says it all. I find the fan chart to be the best way to view ancestry info. Currently, along with name, info about living/deceased is shown. I find birthplace to be more interesting information.
Also I apreciate all the great work you've done to help me and others learn about where family is from. Thank you.
Where are you seeing information about living/deceased? The Fan Chart' options for coloring are Family Lines, Birthplace, (number of) Sources, (number of) Stories, (number of) Photos, and Research Helps. Select Birthplace to color the chart according to the country (topmost jurisdiction) of each ancestor's birthplace.
(I don't use that option myself because it would make for a rather monochrome chart: only I'd be a different color than everyone else.)