This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Logging work on issues
I would say that 90% of the times you are logging work you just finished. If the field was set to end date you wouldn't have to make any change to log your work.
I love this suggestion of improvement, and I completely agree it would be very useful, as that's how we also use it.
I would suggest you to create a feature request here and update this question with a link to it, so that I can vote for it.
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