We're using XPM to edit the page metadata.
Once we hit 'Save and Close' the 'Update preview' button is enabled to show that changes have been made, which we can perform, but we're finding it difficult to the save the page as 'Cancel Editing' and 'Finish Editing' are not enabled.
If we leave XPM, there's no warning that changes have been made / do we wish to publish etc.
This is a different workflow for editing components, in that we can check out the page, make edits, save them (which is auto published) etc.
I'm tempted to write a GUI ext to prompt the user to publish, but i'm wondering if anyone has noticed this behaviour and has other work arounds to make the experience similar for content editors.