The Thunderbolted MacBook Pros are available for fondling and scrutiny in the stores.
It seems the flash based disk in the Air makes a lot of difference. Tried starting iTunes on both machines and the Air flies ahead with just 2 bounce compared to 5-7 for the Pro. The supposed raw power would probably be apparent when crunching videos and fitting a dog's head on your enemy's. Imagine outfitting the Pro with a flash disk, woo hoo, it would rocket overhead while wallets would lie below withering of malnutrition.
The FaceTime camera is a very visible improvement over the Air's iSight but doesn't detail your loved one's facial flaws too much.
Otherwise, the refreshed Pros looks decidedly the same and unremarkable.