I have recently decided to quit max and use blender as my primary 3d modelling software. I don’t have a lot of experience with blender but I am still familiar with the basic things.
So, I followed this workflow in 3ds max where you could just apply a edit poly modifier over anything and then work further, thus creating checkpoints of the progress. It’s really helpful and saves a lot of time if you ever had to go back on your progress.
Check this video to know what I mean.
If there’s nothing like that, is there a chance we could request it as a feature?