The free camera is nice, but can we please have a pure forward viewing camera? Too often the free camera has me staring at blank space instead of the fight because it can't keep up with the twists and turns. I think its pretty silly that the one natural point of view that everyone who drives a car is accustom to is the one they leave out. I don't know about you guys, but I tell my kid when he's behind the wheel, look straight ahead and keep your eyes on the road.
The follow target option works great if you have a cruiser, but the forward firing range of the escort requires that you point your ship at your target. Requires that you keep your eye on your target and follow him. Hard to do, when your camera is pointing in the wrong direction and you don't know what your target is doing.