If you guys want that to change, you should not just post here but also write your wishes to the developers.
But you know what? We can be happy that only this is disabled in MP.
Anyone played Bridge Commander online yet? You are the captain on the bridge of a Starfleet ship and guess... in MP mode there is no bridge available! Funny, a captain without a bridge (not to mention the VERY unstable condition of that game).
In that way we're very lucky.