The point is that Clonezilla & Redo work. As does PING. They are tested and reliable. Just because the people on the great HTG forum have not tested it means absolutely nothing. You are only a miniscule percentage of windows users in the world. You are not the end all, be all when it comes to knowledge. Have a little humility. I acknowledge Macrium works, I gave it a good test run. Why can't you do the same for something else. You don't have to like it, the acid test is does it do what it is supposed to do.
Just because you want to use one way does not make it better, right or more reliable than another. I would rather be flexible and be versed in more than one way to accomplish a task.
No I don't use Redo on my personal machine. I set it up for unsavvy computer users whom I have done work for on their machines, most of whom lost their OS and data because they don't image and back up. I make the bootable CD for them. When I return their machine I show them how to make and restore an image so they never have to lose everything again and pay someone to do what they can do themselves. Redo is perfect for these kind of users.
On my personal machines I use Clonezilla for imaging of OS partitions, of which I have Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu Development Release and Sabayon X. For my data which is on a separate hard disk I use rsync (command line) from linux to back up all my data to a third internal hard disk. And for redundancy I have my OS images on both internal disks (data and backup) and an external disk. I have my data on both internal data disks and an external disk. My OSs are on separate disk as well booting all of them from GRUB.