Wow have I heard back, okay, OKAY, it’s unanimous, “Snorkus” is moving on and will be replaced by… something.
One choice is a low-profile and wider duct that runs to the top edge of the windscreen. A variation is running it below the main hoop and up through the rear portion of the X-tubes. This project could grow into integrating the duct into a roof, which further downstream will serve future door/windows.
Another approach is two ducts, one off each side feeding inward. The problem is that they’ll totally block the rear view mirror, including the blind spots, which I may just have to accept but am not happy about.