Going to hire competent programmers to fix stuff like this. I spent 10 minutes on a rock trying to rock myself out of it. Tried everything, including the old auto pilot trick. 10 minutes pass before the enemy come close enough to attack. Good thing i was stuck broadside to them. Seriously, hire some competent non-Russian programmers.
Guys, You really need to find a more capable work force to work on your product. My opinion of Russian programmers has really fallen after my experience with this game. Perhaps you should try outsourcing your work to someone else. Try Ukraine or maybe even Bulgaria. Find someone who can fix this buggy, slow, stupidly inefficient UI.