The reviews I read on both Acronis and Ghost (latest versions) is that they either work or you have a catalogue of problems that never seem to go away. There doesn't seem to be any middle ground. If you have problems they are there to stay as something is incompatible and that's that.
Over the years I've had both and what killed it for me was that even though ATI was producing an image and verifying it as OK, when I needed it in anger it didn't work and destroyed the image file into the bargain, so a second attempt was not on offer.
I now don't use either but rely on SyncToy and SyncBack to produce regular data-only backups and anything more serious gets a full re-install.
The last time I had to perform a full reinstall was over 5 years ago so that strategy is currently working.