It would be very useful if the game would allow you to examine your opponent’s ship configurations and what orders they were given after you’ve beaten a challenge. I can see why you wouldn’t reveal this information before the challenge is beaten, but revealing it after you’ve won is useful and would give you more information on why your certain tactics worked while others did not. This would also add some extra play value to challenges if you want to go back and fine tune your fleet for another try.
While you can observe some information from the battlefield, it’s difficult to do while there’s so much going on and it is not really fun to have to zoom in on a ship to examine it’s turrets. Also some ships like Alliance ships don’t display their turrets at all.