I think there is a bug in how the AI handles focused vs. non-focused gravity wells.
Ships seemed to change target for no reason when zomming out and in a gravwell. For instance, I was retreating a badly damaged capital ship and a bunch of LRF were after it. It seemed perfectly in sync with my minute zomming ou-and-in that they stopped, idled a bit and turned around, going back to fray with my titan. I noticed other instances of zooming in and seeing ships idling in the middle of combat. Especially notable were corvettes, which normally do their flyby shooting, since they were standing still for a few seconds before they decided to fight again.