I tried clonezilla when my eeepc was nbew (almost two years ago now) and it didn't seem to like my SSDs at all.
Do you have a link to a tutorial written for newbies explaining your method? Also does using your method restore files like the fstab? I used to use remastersys a bit back until I realized it wasn't restoring the original fstab and I had to readd those and other settings again manually every time I restored which was a PITA. Plus I could never be sure what settings were restored and which ones weren't meaning I had to recheck them all--easier to just do a reinstall if I have to do that!
In Acronis after a restore everything is back the way I had it and I don't have to do anything except update, rescan my music collection in Banshee and redownload any podcasts. It helps that I store my music on an SD card formated as an ext3 allowing me to use symbolic links to its folder in my /home. Oh and the five minute restore times in Acronis aren't to be sneezed at. Not that I'm too happy with the longer time it takes to make the image, but you take what you can get and the benefits so far outweigh the costs.