When I am watching a battle, it is frustrating to not be able to click on enemy ships. I am not looking for the ability to view modules, which would give us too much information. Specifically, I would like to see the shields and armor on an enemy ship.
Lets say I have a bunch of lasers, and I am shooting a shielded ship. I see the beams bounce off. Does that mean they are doing no damage? They can sit there blasting forever, so I assume that it is doing no damage.
On the other hand, I have a bunch of ion cannons shooting at another ship. They slaughter the shield in seconds, and start making red blotches on the armor. Does that mean it is doing nothing to armor? Not necessarily: After about 30 seconds of the splotches, the ship suddenly bursts in to flames.
A real time feedback system like this would be much more useful than the post-battle screen, which is frankly too intimidating for me to use.