I think Jamil has said in the past he completely disassembles his conical and boils all of the parts does anyone know if this is due to the model of conical he is using?
Are there any conicals that you could clean in place?
What is the difference between the pro scale and the home scale?
I use the MoreBeer 7.5 gallon conical. With each use, I completely take it apart and clean & sanitize all of the pieces individually. Then reassemble and clean & sanitize the fermenter itself. There is definitely yeast and break that accumulate between the racking arm/dump valve and the side of the fermenter, which must be cleaned. Brewing on a conical is more of a pain in the ass. Carboys are much simpler, but if you want to reuse yeast, conduct secondary, and avoid the O2 pick-up it's worth the extra work. You also get to dry hop like Tasty, which may not make you a badass, but you feel like a badass.
I can't speak to pro vs home.