I would like to see a three state star as an option in the account settings. These would be Yellow (starred), White (not starred), and Gray (deferred).
I currently use a star to flag items for immediate action because it's quicker than selecting "Next Action" from a drop-down list while I'm doing my daily review. However, I've starred a few items in the past that were lost in the shuffle because they had a 'Deferred' status.
A 3 state star would prevent this problem and would be more convenient than either of the current options for me of using both Star and Status or using just Status and having to go to the drop-down menu to upgrade an Active to Next Action.