When I make a load of changes to files for a particular job I like to make snapshots of the "Released Version" of each file so that I can go back to it later if I wish.
However, currently this means going into Develop for each file in turn, hitting "Create Snapshot" and then typing (or pasting) in the snapshot name. This is OK for a couple of files, but when you have 10, 20, 30 or more it's a major pain in the backside!
My suggestion therefore is to add "Create Snapshot" to a menu in the Library module and allowing users to create snapshots (with the same name) for ALL selected files in one operation. This would save a lot of time when working on batches.
I look at LR this way, right or wrong.
The Library module is like Bridge.
The Develop module IS ACR.
There are things you can't do in Bridge or the Library module of LR that you can do in Adobe Camera Raw. Making a snapshot of the current image being edited is one of them.
Have you tried selecting multiple images in the Film Strip part of the Develop module and then trying to create a snapshot of all of them?
You could also create a Virtual Copy of the images you plan on editing and editing those VCs to leave the original, REAL, image as it was taken.
Just tried the Virtual Copy and it works with multiple files selected.