At least 1/2 our members never use it anyway. You can use a straight edge longer than than the edge you would use the edge guide on and that solves the problem of the digs that happen when 1/2 the edge guide passes the end of your board. Or, use bearing guided bits, or use a router table. Not being able to use the edge guide is not a deal breaker.
Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.