Really? Of all the things that could be fixed from a game that's still very obviously bugged, immersion breaking, and suffering from a lack of actual necessary features these are your most immediate concerns for another patch?
I haven't even used bartering in my 500 hours.
Ransoms aren't that important in the grand scheme of things since late game, money shouldn't be an issue.
Icons? I guess it would be nice but that should be on the bottom of the list since traits don't even do much as of the current version.