I think I would have gone into the saw on the right side with the hose. Where it is now looks very much in the way.
You can't really expect the same level of dust collection with a contractor saw. It isn't sealed as tight as a cabinet saw. Anyway just build a box to set the saw on that bottom of the box is on a angle toward where your hose is connected. Air flow and gravity will get the job done.
The collection actually works quite well as the blade has a shroud around it as woodnthings mentioned. Occasionally the hose gets in the way but not as often as you might think as i normally cut my large sheet goods with my skill saw since the bed isn't big enough for me to properly control them. The main reason to be on the left is that i also use the hose to vacuum out my car and I use the chop saw much more frequently so didnt want the hose dangling right in the way all the time.
Thanks for the input, I actually did about a month of research before setting up the dust collection and deciding between shop vacs and whatever else. I sized the dust collector using a bit different table and considering 13" planer as my most dust producing source needed this led me to my blower rated at 537CFM:
Again, I know well that i could move the blower closer to the saws I most use and drastically increase the efficiency however i prioritized tools in the locations i preferred and put the blower out of the way.
I've not considered using shop vac to connect over head but even if i take that route the part that gets me a bit messed up still is how to build something that can support the hose but also move out of the way easily. Would Love if i could fit a nice big boom like normal folks would do but I just don't have the space unless I move the car outside full time, hence the reason trying to come down from the ceiling.
Just need some ideas on the way to make it move up and down easily but also to stay in place above the saw when i set it there. The shroud itself I figure I will buy or build one but the mounting mechanics are where ideas would be useful.
I will take a look through that article you've sent as I'm always looking to learn a bit more.. And also to set up research for what shop filter i'll be buying hopefully soon to clean up the air a bit more.