The problem there is you'd be looking at the ground, or have the camera position be where the pilots ass is, or you'd have to break the ship's nose off and bend it upward, ruining the wedge-shape of the ship. It would also mean the whole interior would need to be re-worked to get rid of the centre console as the place for it in your sketch is amputating the pilot's legs.
Of course, if you were really sitting in that seat you wouldn't have most of the view wasted already by looking at a screen that's much smaller than your field of vision.
The problem for me is more that the bar is very near the middle of the view rather than how large a space it takes up, I just can't see a way of moving it that doesn't spoil the look of the ship somewhere else. Moving the side beams down lower to drop the bar behind the centre console would mean those beams would be in the middle of your view when looking to the side, and that's no fun.
Removing the bar and leaving the rest of the frame makes the front of the ship seem like it's missing a key structural element. Removing the whole frame means it can remain aesthetically consistent without compromising the pilot's view in other areas.
There are plenty of possibilities for what could be done and it's good to hear them suggested, but it would need to something that keeps the lines of the ship in-tact and doesn't need all that much in the way of re-working the current models. Would be interesting to see what Jan might have to say on the matter.