ANY "provisional" cast on - no matter how it is done; will normally be removed;
So you can use waste yarn, cast on however you want, knit a few plain rows of knitting THEN start with your working yarn.
The "crochet chain" provisional cast on if done correctly allows you to "unzip" the chain, relasing the stitches. I find it as easy to cust away my waste yarn. In the long run, less time, less frustration, minimum therbligs.