I run my plated DID X ring chains dry. I've noticed no difference in life over lubing. 15,000 miles is good enough for me.
After a sloppy, muddy ride, I hose the bike and chain down. Spray it WD-40 and wipe it clean with a rag.
Chain lube is a pain if you plan to travel any where and it takes up too much room on the luggage.
That's just me though. Maybe I'm just lazy.