To be fair, the Pro is half-assed in its design, considering what they could've done with it and ultimately what they didn't do. Not saying that Scorpio will be any better, but that shade has at least some legitimacy.
The Pro isn't "half-assed in its design". It correctly made its primary design goals a $399 price point and full compatibility with the base PS4. The idea that Sony would kneecap its huge success with the PS4 to split the market and release an expensive more powerful Pro that wouldn't sell because it cost too much is ridiculous.
The Pro is the best high end console model that we've had. Typically all we would get would be a 2TB version of the base model. Let me point out that at $399 that is exactly what Microsoft has to compete with the Pro. Now you tell me which one you think most people would rather have at that price.