When you create a sub patrol TF, it defaults to retirement rather than remain-on-station.
When you create a sub mine laying TF, it defaults to Do Not Lay Mines.
Both completely the opposite of what it should be.
If you guys are really interested in making a dent in the excessive mouse clicks, here is an easy one to start with.
In WiTP, mine laying TF's defaulted to "Do Not Lay Mines." Fire up WiTP and check.
Subs in WiTP also defaulted to retirement allowed, although, like you...I found that annoying. But as another poster said, it's probably a good thing that all task forces are "standardized", even if it means a few more clicks here and there. Besides, with subs in AE, you can just set them once and forget about them for months and months on end now...unlike WiTP, where sub management took up tons of time.
And I have 1000's of hours in WiTP and UV, too.