How often do you play this game? Do you play it as players do, competitively and for fun? Probably not. Don't assume things need to change, especially something that effects combat so drastically.
Maybe you should ask why it isn't working and what the actual problem is before you try and fix the effect itself. Is the problem people tagging at 600y and staying at range? If so, why can't the people attacked get to an escape point or sink the attacker? Is this a failure of the ship outfitting system, the ship polar system and polar speed modifiers, or something else completely different?