They sort of fixed the HUD option so that if you change that setting, you can tab target only players. The problem is that you then have to manually click to target spam or the more dangerous heavy torpedoes and that can be quite difficult if the attacker does it right. It's a sadistic choice... better targeting of players or weaker "point defense".
To be fair, they did seem to respond to requests for help on this issue. What we needed though, was an option separate from (i.e. in addition to) current Tab Targeting, that would allow us to cycle through Players only, while maintaining actual Tab Targeting to cycle through everything. Either requests weren't quite clear or this was the quicker easier fix. Either way, it was nice for starters but it still does need a bit more work.