The answer is to migrate to a new application.
Due to this never being implemented, the entire development team at our company has dropped yEd and moved to using applications which continue to have the comment sense of supporting *all* of the basics in geometric positioning features and tools. As a statistic; I represent 70 users, none of which would have taken the time to comment much less vote. Is the poll really a valid way of understanding the need/demand?
With the amount of work put into yEd, I cannot comprehend the lack of attention to this basic function that exists in almost every single layer-based editor. To that end, the fact that this had not been added to begin with speaks volumes and to not have implemented it by now has closed the book. We're much happier working with software even as inferior as Visio or even Fireworks/Photoshop (which we used to import yEd maps into just to get additional features such as making and rotating arrows.
My comments are an obvious reflection of anger as I spent hundreds if not thousands of hours developing in it waiting for this feature which we were sure was to be fixed. To have to move to a new application infuriates me, but its a move that I will be happy with in the near future. So long yEd/yWorks.