Re shuttles and torpedoes: don't shuttles and runabouts carry "micro torpedoes"?
Re fireballs from fighter blasts: can't get too excited about those. There weren't any shield bubbles in those battles either. The ships were too close together. They weren't firing nearly as much as they could have. When they did, they weren't from all their weapons arrays. There weren't as many different types of ships in the battles as there should have been. Especially from the races that had fewer models previously shown on screen. Their formations were silly. There wasn't enough damage to hulls. The action is different from the dialogue. The list goes on and on. I just watch and enjoy without thinking too much about it.