The 'check your work', is a great safety feature and I'm happy to have it, saved me many times. However, when I am interupted, I loose all I had done. A 'Save to Draft' choice on the page would have saved me so I could pick up where I left off when I can return.
I would need to return to edit in order to finish, so the safety feature that doesn't allow me to publish unfinished, would still protect me from myself. But since I can publish from the 'save to draft' page, you can make the print red if it came straight from the edit page, as a clear warning to me that I did not finish work on that listing.
I know it's a lot to ask, but you people are genius' at this stuff, and it would really help those of us who aren't.