So, I've currently got a Shadow+ XTR 1x10 setup, with a standard (e13) chainring and an e13 front chain guide - top only. Works fine for me, I've never lost the chain whilst pedalling / descending (Sometimes it falls off pissing around / rolling backwards etc, but I can live with that).
Anyway, if I upgrade to a works components front chainring (with the big/small teeth to match the chain, a la XX1), can I lose the chain device? I know the obvious answer to this question is "try it!" but I wondered if anyone else had tried it?