What a colossal letdown. We needed a proper Switch Pro with better specs, instead we get this giant nothing burger. And the cherry on top of the crap cake? They are charging $350 for it when it should be replacing the current model at $300.
Isn't it more exciting however to think that Switch 2 is maybe not too far away?
On the one hand, I agree, no Switch Pro could mean that we will see Switch 2 as early as Q1 2023, 6 years after the release of Switch 1. On the other hand, the lack of a Switch Pro might not stop Nintendo from milking Switch 1 for all it's worth, we could be waiting until 2024 or even Q1 2025 for Switch 2 regardless of a lack of a Switch Pro.
There is also the issue of games that already have performance issues on Switch, we needed a model that could smooth out those rough edges. I for one wanted a Switch Pro to fix the mess that was Pokemon Legends Arceus on it's reveal trailer, unless Gamefreak manages to work a miracle of optimization in it's final year of development, that game is going to have significant graphical and performance issues on Standard Switch and Switch Lite.