In Patch 7.2, we added optional targeting gameplay to some pet summons spells.
The following pet summon spells will now summon the pet and immediately aggro your current targeted enemy if you have an enemy targeted. If you do not have an enemy targeted, it will summon the pet near you in passive mode:
Artifact Feral Spirits (leap)
Primal Fire Elemental (ranged)
Primal Earth Elemental (charge)
Primal Storm Elemental (ranged)
We expect that there are some specific situations where a player might want to have a target but still cast their summon without having it attack that target (such as a fire elemental being summoned right before the pull). To accomplish this, you should be able to make a targeting macro (/cast Fire Elemental).
We're working on fixing the inadvertent range change. We have a hotfix in testing for that.
Thank you for the feedback!