Kind just freak out on the program most of the times now xD Dont have the patience I had on this one anymore. Ive found the tutorials now atleast but dont think that have made me any better atm Im at a break from 3Dsmax. Might start again soon dunno, my last projects have turn'd out rly rly bad. I think Im try to make to hard things.
I'm not sure about 3Dmax, but in Maya, there's a tool called "Select Edge Tool", which I use to delete edges that don't do anything for the model. It cuts the poly count down quite a bit. Be sure to delete all the leftover vertices if you do that.