What are you using to clean the grease away? The only thing that will cut it is a petroleum based product, which attracts dirt, or simple green. Guess I could just spray outside of chain with SG and preserve the grease inside rollers.Grease inside the chain > good. Grease outside the chain > not good. It takes about a minute to wipe the stuff off the outside and you're ready for many lube-free miles. You are doing your chain a disservice by soaking them in simple green.
You guys do realize that the goop that comes on most factory chains is there primarily to prevent corrosion between the time of manufacture and the date of sale? Even if you grant that whatever each manufacturer uses is a superior lubricant, what good is it if it attaches to the rest of the drivetrain and attracts sand and grit - the things that damage and wear drivetrain components? Surely it would be better to strip it off and apply another thinner lubricant, that may be only 95% as good a lube, but doesn't attract dirt to anywhere the same degree and doesn't gum up the rest of the drivetrain?