During combat you have a list on the left hand side with all your capital ships, drones and missiles. Yet payloads are excluded from this. This means that if we use gun mines (gun drones without propulsion), we can't give them collective orders (hold fire, ignore range, ... for all of them). Giving each gun mine individual orders makes them much more cumbersome to use.
I propose that payloads should be treated the same way as drones and missiles.
Alternatively, treat every unmanned unit with weapons as a drone, even if it lacks propulsion.