Right now, the status has no value as people do not change it often. It's frustrating because it doesn't provide real information!
It also gives you a negative impression of those who are always away or busy, even if subconsciously. I think you have the potential to make something so significantly better with this small change! Perhaps a timer for away status based on movement/keystrokes, or synced to calendar appointments.
Anthony G commented
this should be fixed i think, please jump in admin
Good luck, Suphatra!