I hope the developers of Blender will keep the ‘Layers’ feature. As a user of AutoCad, I found the different layers to be quite useful for complicated projects. I am currently learning Blender so I may present an idea to NASA, JPL, & SpaceX, don’t ask! It is very complicated, detailed, & FUN, but because of it’s complexity, I need to animate the concepts.
Maybe, it could be possible to turn layers on & off for those who need/don’t need the layers.