I really like the new UI for hangar pets. Seeing it in action prompts me to suggest a similar functionality for other ship pets. My engineer runs a tactical Oddy, including the Aquarius escort. I am not suggesting including the Aquarius with the new star/improvement system; I understand that this is designed for hanger pets. I am primarily interested in the convenience of being able to target it easily. As far as I know, the only way to target the escort now is by manually clicking (If there is another way, feel free to let me know!) Sometimes trying to manually target in the middle of combat can be difficult and having a UI box where the ship pet shows up would be wonderful. I feel that being able to easily target the Aquarius in order to heal, cast Extend Shields, etc. would be a subtle, but significant improvement.
In a similar way, players that run the Klingon Bortasqu' War Cruiser with its BoP pet or any player that uses a ship with saucer/chevron separation might enjoy a similar kind of UI functionality (I haven't ever used saucer separation, I admit, but I assume that targeting is also manual in those situations?)