At the Esri UC 2016 we got a glimpse of the ArcGIS Pro tasks - seems very promising. This likely will become the way to guide users through various editing / analyses processes.
During the demo we saw how it was possible to alter visibility, selectability, snapping, etc. for the various steps of a task.
I know end users quite well and believe many of them would prefer / expect visibility, selectability, snapping, ... to be as before activating a task once the task has finished. This apparently was not prioritized by Esri.
I believe Esri should prioritize this allowing the returning to settings prior to task run.