Basically an iMac with a discrete screen and desktop hardware in a reasonably large box. Something that can run the Intel CPU:s that are actually sensibly priced such as the 8700K.
So many hoped the bottom line Mac Pro would be cheaper bevause is no Mac ProSumer.
Apple appear to have decided that the best (in terms of enthusiast performance per dollar) segment of desktop computer simply doesn’t have high enough margins and would cannibalize on iMac and MacPro sales where margins are much higher. And who can blame them?
If Apple made a 2019 tower with 8700K/32GB/GTX1560 and sold it at $2k it would sell a lot but every sale would cost one MacBook Pro, iMac or MacPro sale.
You want the most-performance-for-the-buck from Apple?
You haven’t been paying attention for the last four decades...
Leaving the Apple prison is also an option.
Haha, that's hilarious.