Questionable design direction
The problem is, Apple has put creatives between a rock and a hard place. Before the Mac Pro rumors starting flying, in an effort to keep up with my increasingly large demands for processing power and GPU bandwidth, I was considering moving back to a Windows workstation even though I despise Windows. Now, if I want to stick with my favored Apple platform, I will need to put this gimmicky piece of cylindrical plastic on my desk, with a spider's web of cables flowing from behind.
I am pretty certain that this machine did not come from Jony Ive's division - more likely driven by the uninformed minds of a marketing department - likely the same ones who brought us v1 of Final Cut Pro X.
If you don't mess around behind it much you could totally hide it in a desk with a door in front of it, and never have to see it. Maybe one like this:
Thankfully storage can be expanded with the use of thunderbolt and USB 3, and sd card readers are cheap, and built into the professional dell monitors.