A good read on Ghost is the radified website.http://ghost.radified.com/
Once you learn the nuances of Ghost it is very easy to make Full OS systems on DVD's or CD's.
I have tried the so-called easier programs and they leave me wanting something better. I have used Drive Copy 8 with good success on 3 different computers. What i don't like about it is that you cannot clone the OS to a smaller partition. I now have Drive copy 10 that i have yet to use so i don't know how well it works yet.
I have tried Acronis True Image 11 with no success yet. Made the multiple cd clone but it would not install. Tried making a DVD but gave up on that. I am still trying to work with it to get it to work.