Acronis actually only took a few minutes here when first looked at for finding a location to store an image, choosing a name for it or allowing the automatic naming, and selecting drive(s), partition(s) to be included folowed by clicking the proceed button.
All that was done when simply clicking on the Backup option. For Recovery click Recovery followed by selecting the drive to recovery and from what image location. Done! You sit back watch the show.
When originally swapping drives around, changing drive letters Reflect wasn't able to use the image it made simply due to those changes while Acronis and the 7 recovery option will simply allow you to browse to any image location on any drive and immediate recognise a valid image.
Unfortunately that's where Macrium failed at the time with the then present free version they had available. It was too locked to one specific location and date not flexible enough. For those who never change drive arrangements and drive letters they would never notice how any slight change could be a problem.
Here I had to look at what was flexible including repeated test images and restorations with the backup feature in 7, Acronis having followed Macrium Reflect. Under normal circumstances where nothing was changed Macrium will likely work just like any other option. But that fact of any unplug, replug, letter change of the drive the image is stored on becoming a problem is the drawback for that program.
Regardless of all that however you still have to look at what will best in your own circumstance as far as options, reliability, and personal preferences free or paid for.