I was just reading about this on one of the topics, and this got me thinking:
There is not much things for testing out stuff and just doing whatever you want, besides submitting a challenge to yourself, which is kind of annoying.
So why, why couldnt there be a mode where you control both sides of the battle? Why cant there be a map-creator? Why not?
I would certainly love this in an update, or if i had to buy this in a add-on along with some other stuff with it.
Now the map creator, you could change the number of pilots avaliable, size, money, change the backround picture, and spacial anomalies. Spacial anomalies would have to be increased, like certain weapons cant be used (due to electrical interfierence, the guiding systems on missles dont work,etc.)
I think this would be fairly simple to do, your not creating anything new except for a few buttons.
Now in the sandbox mode, you would be able to create both sides of the battle. Switch between both fleets, and once your finished you can start the battle. This would be usefull to test out certain systems, see which fleets are better against others, etc.
I think both of these would be a great addition, but maybe thats just me.