I agree. I'm an amateur.
However as I grew older I discovered the "little grey cells" couldn't be persuaded to concentrate on a single thread and wanted to contemplate other things like "Where's my Whisky" and "How do I fix that movie timing problem that's bugging me so much."
Also as I like to sit back and contemplate how to steal every single ship bigger than a corvette that is sent at me; I do like to pause and marshal my forces.
Still was surprised by the flanking Heavy cruiser at "the Glactic Core" though.
Anyhow, as of r448, there is an option in mainrgn.h to allow processing orders whilst paused. Ideally I'll move this to a config option rather than an ifdef, but wanted to make sure that it didn't break anything before doing much more to it.