I love the Mac Pro. I love its simplicity and its ingenious engineering. And I would like it even more if it were encapsulated in glass, like in these 3D renderings created by our friend Martin Hajek, who painstakingly modelled its guts following Apple's transparent prototype displayed at WWDC 2013.
Of course, there are a couple problems here. Glass is, in general, an insulator. It won't exactly be great for what's basically a very powerful portable heater. On the other hand, special formulations of glass that can conduct heat do exist, so maybe that can all be worked out.
The main problem, however, would be a visual one — your glass Mac Pro will look like crap in a few months. As anyone who has opened a computer knows, electronics attract dust. Sometimes, they get even worse things. I still remember this fly that got stuck into my original Apple 23-inch Cinema Display, made of transparent lucite. It died and stayed inside one of its hollow legs for days, until I was finally able to remove it. Gross.
This was, in fact, one of the problems with the candied iMacs too, including the original Bondi iMac, but especially with the fully transparent ones. They would start to gather dust and would end looking like crap after a year.
But out of the box? This glass Mac Pro just looks absolutely Star Wars droidtastic.