I understand exactly what you are talking about. I was going to eliminiate my uni fences but just couldn't do it. It means a lot to be able to set the fence with one push and be sure that it is accurate.
I've added a unifence to a new cross cutter and also added one to a current style 25 x 50.
Also I use the rip setup to the right side of the rail. On rip cuts, the keeper is not under the rail. On cross cuts, I do put the keeper under the rail.
I'll have to get you some photos.