I would like to see both of these things changed, dramatically, in the future. But I don't think that's the way to go. We'd all end up sitting in a chair staring at a screen displaying someone sitting in a chair staring at a screen.
Unless there's some ... oh, I dunno ... Character Interaction with the bridge crew? There's really no point to pull the P.O.V. in that tight during prolonged periods.
There are "eleventy billion" people playing this game?
Wow. No wonder their servers keep crashing.
This suggestion has been around on the Closed and Open Beta forums for a while. I agree, really. Though I had a different suggestion regarding Sector Space (which is really Warp Space). I would like for them to ships at Warp look like they are at Warp, rather than in an arcade game... I'd definitely settle for a Bridge view... if they make the bridge attractive.