Always a good question, set the Proxy up as transparent?
The justification I’ve generally used for creating a transparent proxy regime, is I don’t want to go to each workstation and configure the proxy settings.
Unfortunately, transparent proxies have problems with sites using SSL, it breaks my logins.
The better alternative? (No don’t remove the proxy)
Web browsers have for a while now supported ‘finding’ what the proxy configuration is in a network.