Even being in sheaths, the cable/rod inside it bends. And that is the issue, it will fail eventually due to the bending. And if not bending, the Sheath traps moisture and will cause even stainless to rust. Carrying spares is an option, and if you ever cross an ocean, mandatory.
One plus of the Edson is how easy it is to rig a repair with dyneema. My cable failed after 4-5 years(but a lot of miles) It took a few hours to change it out for dyneema in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. I have about 5000 miles on the dyneema, and won't likely change back to stainless.
FWIW, I have had 2 failures of push/pull engine control cables and only one failure of steering cables since I have owned Eliana.