This feedback has been addressed in TestStand 2014! If you set a step to "Skip" then it will grey out the step text while setting it to "Force Pass" or "Force Fail" will cause the text to be green or red, respectively.
I came up with a suggestion to improve the TestStand software ( currently using 4.2.1)- may be in the forthcoming versions.
1.Is it possible to slightly dim ( or grey) the steps that are
skipped while creating the sequence file? This can help the user to know
by looking at the sequence as to what steps have been skipped.
2. Ability to assign a color to the steps with particular settings: ex: 'preconditions'.
Would this help the user for a quick analysis of the sequence file
during sequence creation? I am not totally sure but was just a
suggestion for improvement. Any expert comments please?