I think this is a good idea.
Another good idea is to arrange them, rook over rook, knight over knight, pawn over pawn and so on. This make you only with a glance see what the situation of the piece exchange are.
A third good idea is to make a personal choosing of ones own, as a personal parameter in the settings.
A fourth good idea is to offer an election of the matter so every one could vote in the subject.
A fifth good idea is to leave it as it is. It's not a big deal. I think Russ is busy with greater stuff than this minor detail.