Is there a reason why the mini map only shows ships the way you are looking? I find it extremely frustrating that I can't see my own fleet, and any spotted enemy ship within range. The mini map should give you a fairly accurate display of what is going on around you so you can react to it.
I don't know how many times I have run into the enemy fleet in my heal support cruiser while I was looking for my fleet after a respawn, or how many times a corvette has snuck up and killed me because I didn't see it. I know you say I should be tracking it, but with so much going on in this game, I can't visually track every ship in the battle. An icon in the mini map when they are spotted would go a long way towards not getting insta-deleted by them.
I'm sure space ships have some sort of sensor array that can light up all the known enemy ships around them.