Callout pointer on edge of symbology/marker to avoid conflict

Idea created by lauren_fagg on Jan 15, 2013
    I have only recently come accross a problem where I have a large character marker  becoming partially covered by the call-out line of a nearby label. Making the point have a very high feature weight only forces the label to move - Maplex doesn't seem to consider the pointer line to be part of the label.

    Could we have an option in the label symbology where the callout starts at the edge of the marker? Or goes underneath specified layers? (layers, not other labels)0EME0000000TX7I