Looking for a solution, I found many topics with little response. last topics will direct you to a new plug-in as the solution.
This solution only cost you 120 dollar (oktober 2008) with upgrades for a year. So if there is a big upgrade after a year you can pay again.
The work for development shoot be paid but in reference of other paid components this is way too much, a specially without lifetime upgrades.
You encountered a bug in the standard extension, we are sorry for that. Of course does the free of charge / standard version offer front end translation as it did in the past.
The Plus version extends this support with workflow and the possibility to translate selected other elements (other than articles) using the frontend.