I really wish for lots more data elements to be able to be displayed as columns in People View, but for today I will focus only on color coding. I've been doing a project using color coding where it would have been extremely helpful if color coding could be a column in People View. In particular, I would like to have been able to click at the top of the column and sort by color. This should actually be a fairly simple addition to RM because color coding is a single column in RM's PeopleTable, and there is exactly one row in the PeopleTable for each individual in your database. Alternate Names and that sort of thing do not become involved.
As far as what the column should look like, perhaps each cell could just contain a large dot (or small ball) of the appropriate color. Or perhaps each cell could contain text with the name of the color and with the text being rendered in the appropriate color. The only exception is that I think cells for people with no color coding should be left blank rather than being black.
As far as sort order for the colors, I don't care except that the sort order should enable people with no color coding to sort to the top of the list or to the bottom of the list. If the colors were sorted according to the numeric coding that RM uses, the people with no color coding would sort according to my proposed criteria. If you are curious about what this sort order would mean, it would mean the same order that the colors are listed in the drop down list of colors when you are color coding.
As always with new wishes such as this, I would not wish for something like this to appear in version 8.0. Including it in 8.1 or 8.2 or 8.x or even 9.x would be fine. I would just hope that it might appear some day. As I said, this one should be really easy to implement.