Yea I have to agree it would be nice. I for one have had a hard time trying to line up my escort with the target to get it in my 45 degree arc. If the cam stayed behind my ship this would be much easier.
I've been asking for this since the begining of Closed Beta..... I'm not sure why they can't do it, it is real annoying trying to get your next target into view when your camera is looking at the place of the last target you killed..... and don't get me started with the camera in Sector Space,Why can't I look where I'm going???
follow camera is the WORST type of camera for any game, how on earth do you maintain situational awarness with the camera stuck behind your avatar? i turn it off immediately if it exists in a game. i already know what my character is pointing at, i dont need my vision stuck behind the character as well, rediculous.
however i don't play escorts so you probably would use it as a tool to line up tiny firing arcs. so if anything as an option only and definitely not 'default' lol.