I actually kinked my chain right after I got my sorrento, and the manager at the LBS replaced about 8 links where the kink was, so now I have two powerlinks...
Anyhow, I have the Park Tool Cyclone and have been using that to clean up, but I figure a periodic (monthly or so?) chain removal and complete clean would be a good idea. Product reviews over at MTBR seem to be really hit or miss with the PowerLink though.
A trend I'm seeing, is heavy people who remove and clean the chain really frequently seem to have longevity issues. I can only imagine that the powerlink is only good for X number of removal/installs.
I'm in luck because I can distribute the removal/install wear between 2 different powerlinks, but can anyone tell me if I'll have reliability issues if I remove it daily or several times weekly? I'm a commuter, and I have to ride through salty sandy slush, mud, standing water, foot-deep snow, and other crap that will play hell on pretty much my entire bike.
I'm using FinishLine wax dry lube, but I don't think that will help much in these conditions. I'm pretty sure my only defense against drivetrain carnage is a seriously rigorous cleaning schedule. You think the chain will hold up to frequent disassembly? Should I just cyclone/lube it daily, then take it apart once every week or two for a more thorough cleaning?