He might be building a YOLO shop but that doesn't impress me much unless he builds YOLO furniture with it. Anyone with money can buy expensive Euro kit.
He might not pander to the DIY/newbie crowd, but I haven't seen a Bombe secretary out of him since he was a lowly internet woodworker. As soon as he convinces his producers to feature a single build for an entire season, I'll be impressed. I'm tired of fly-by woodworking videos of simple projects. I don't need another shot of a table saw rip. Less action, more instruction, please. No one can learn anything watching someone build an entire project in 22 minutes.
Thanks for the input, everyone. I think, honestly, the solution will be to run an apron all the way around (including the part where he is sitting) and maybe just do a cutout to add a tiny bit more leg room. So many desks I have looked at online have aprons there (and often drawers, as well). The ones that don't are plywood or particle board and are securely fastened to the legs/aprons. He wants solid wood and so we'll roll with it.
The part under the curve in the middle (which I think will need to be a straight angle instead of a curve to accommodate the apron)... there won't be a leg there so do I just edge-join the apron to the other side?
I like this idea, a lot. I've often wondered how hard cantilever legs are to build (and have them be sturdy). I'll have to do some research here.