Are you going to be able to reach the screen if you recess it like BMW did? The stock screen isn't a touch screen is it? It's every move is contolled by the mighty iDrive!
At the moment it doesn't quite look standard because it is sitting so far forward. It looks like a modification. If you really want the BMW look then I vote recess it and be damned. (Easy to say when it ain't my Bimmer.)