"1) Use the Person to Person Outline Descendant Report instead of the Relationship Report. It is shorter and the correct parents will show without fiddling with the "preferred" spouse business. You can also add spouses, locations, birth and death years, and other data to the report - most of which can't be added to a Relationship Chart. It will also show multiple lines of descent, which the Relationship Chart won't do."
Silverfox, yes I also run this report and it does as you say it does and it is an excellent report.
1-It is just a little more complicated to set up than the Relationship Chart
2-It is only good/designed to show DESCENDANTS
But, the problem lies with the Relationship Chart and not the person to person outline descendant report
As you can see[and pointed out the spouse is correct on the person to person outline descendant chart], but if I run the equivalent relationship report the spouse could be incorrect unless I luck out and the correct spouse is the preferred spouse and if it is not I have to change the preferred spouse.
So the reports are potentially inconsistent and [in my opinion} the relationship report needs to be fixed.
And as I indicated in my reponse to Russ I will send in a bug/enhancement report to "fix" the Relationship chart
PS I will look into your other suggestions for other possibilites for depicting things