Ok, the title is flame bait-ish. I'm sure there are lots of "professionals" who will find the Pro useful...but I feel certain kinds of professionals will benefit more than others. In terms of graphic design/photography/photo manipulation, I'm sure it's a potential dream for those who fly solo; i.e. people doing that kind of work alone, freelance, or on a very small team. For a guy like me, a professional retoucher in a busy studio with over 50 employees, collaboration, file management, and color calibration are all critical keywords to any professional solution. In reality, they should be important concepts to anyone making a living using a computer to create visual media. As soon as the Pro was announced, I had a Utopian vision of being able to demo a new retouching technique, or give visual feedback to my team, on a color calibrated hand held slab, by accessing a working Photoshop file on our server, using a full featured version of Photoshop, making markups and saving the file back to the server for people to work on. No such luck. A true "pro" device, (and let's be real, the iPad Pro is just a big screen with software underneath) at the very least, HAS to be able to be calibration capable. If I'm a "pro", I have to have some sense that the art I'm making is what you, the client, will see. With the exception of graphic artists working with strict Pantone numbers or RGB/CMYK values that are not up for debate, visual artists need a level-able playing field. A punchy colored consumer friendly "retina" display with no control over calibration can never truly be considered professional. They have scaled up the screen, the processor, and the price, but little else. Depending on how you look at it, the iPad Pro is either a souped up iPad, or a MacBook with training wheels. But no matter how you look at it, it's definitely not Pro.