The excitement in racing for me comes from watching skilled drivers race each other in a bid to complete the race distance in the shortest possible time and cross the line first. Because that is what racing is.
Danger is not and never has been a source of my interest. I may have respected that is is there, but it is far away from why I watch.
I'm sure that's true of many. And I'm sure many others disagree like yourself. But don't talk about people not having the same opinion of you as though they are doing this whole 'being motorsport fan' thing wrong.
That is absolutely OK and there are many closed cockpit series as options for this. In my opinion a safety level has been reached, where they are making the sport (Indycar) potentially safer by transforming it into another sport (LMP1, IMSA, WEC, etc.) where the racing will indeed be safer, but without the connection with the driver and with different DNA. With this nearly fully enclosed cockpit we will definitely loose those fantastic visor-cams or over the shoulder looks, where as a spectator I felt inherently connected and drawn in into the pure form of racing in minimalistic super light cars and a special form of risk/danger/adrenaline. I do not watch racing for crashes and do not want anyone to get hurt or die, quite the opposite, but I admired the courage, abilities and resolve of the drivers taking risks, which are acceptable today by using sensible technologies. I started go-kart racing, not because of LMPs, WEC or another closed cockpit series, but I started it because of F1 and Indycar - I wanted at least to remotely feel what these drivers do. I would be quite OK with the plexiglass like was shown on the older cars or even the last year's aeroscreen tested by Dixon. However, the presented concept is bulky creating a full framed cockpit, basically transforming the current chassis into something completely different in my opinion. In this regard I even view the F1 dreaded Halo as a better solution, but I hate it and do not watch F1 anymore after 30 years of watching, it is just not the same for me and it went too far, but that is probably life. I feel already old to state that I am sure it is also the spirit of today, make everything safe, fool proof, sterile taking something from us that makes us really feel alive. With this mindset we will once see only remotely controlled cars or virtual racing, which will be absolutely safe, but artificial.