According to SN 12.55, suffering in DO is comparable to the care and survival of a tree. The origin of this mass of suffering is to nourish and support growth:
Suppose, bhikkhus, there was a great tree, and all its roots going downwards and across would send the sap upwards. Sustained by that sap, nourished by it, that great tree would stand for a very long time. So too, when one lives contemplating gratification in things that can be clung to, craving increases…. Such is the origin of this whole mass of suffering.
…while cessation is to chop it down and obliterate it:
Suppose, bhikkhus, there was a great tree. Then a man would come along bringing a shovel and a basket. He would cut down the tree at its foot, dig it up, and pull out the roots, even the fine rootlets and root-fibre. He would cut the tree into pieces, split the pieces, and reduce them to slivers. Then he would dry the slivers in the wind and sun, burn them in a fire, and collect the ashes. Having done so, he would winnow the ashes in a strong wind or let them be carried away by the swift current of a river. Thus that great tree would be cut off at the root, made like a palm stump, obliterated so that it is no more subject to future arising.
“No longer subject to future arising”. Clearly the body remains. There are memories of what suffering used to imply, i.e., an arahant can describe the meaning of liberation.
Seems to me that if cessation was meant to imply complete disappearance of the aggregates and/or the remnants of the 12 factors, it wouldn’t require a simile about something that grows. Nor would it make sense for the man to be the one who cuts it down through effort. If it were static, the simile could be about anything that is destroyed. The simile of the tree implies care and maintenance for continuance, and deliberate cutting off for destruction. What seems to cease is the maintenance of the mass of suffering. The necessary conditions for the survival of the tree are removed.
The aggregates are no longer subject to clinging, as the desire and lust towards them is gone. Yet they remain:
The five aggregates are fully understood,
they remain, but their root is cut.
I have reached the ending of suffering,
now there’ll be no more future lives.” -Thag 6.11
Point being, what has ceased is the mass of suffering, not the experience as a whole.