CyberGene Other than that it has mind-blowing performance!
The MacBook Pro will double as my work and hobby machine. I'm not sure how I will like that, but I felt the new Pro's with the added ports, upgraded screen, and 2 gen M1's justified the transition out of x86.
Work is mostly light stuff i.e., Keynote, pages, text based research apps, and occasional video editing. The additional ports are very helpful because I'm always connecting to different projectors/monitors, using wireless remotes, etc. I won't need anymore adaptors.
The demanding work will be running the virtual instruments. The 2018 i5 Mac mini did it just fine, but I couldn't afford the upgrade without sacrificing the mini. Hopefully the Pro will do as good or better than the mini.