3rd party backup software

I can’t deal with the backup restrictions of the MBL sofware and was wondering if anyone has had any experience using  novabackup or similar software? I’m going to try the demo which sounds very promising, but if anyone has anyone negative points I’d like to hear about them.

I’m on Windows 7 Home Premium which does not have the network backup feature.

I’ve used Norton Ghost exclusively for the last three years.   It’s fantastic and has saved my bacon on at least four or five occasions.

Acronis True Image 2010 also works as a charm.