I have kept the habit of leaving "edit post" links in my themes for logged in users. I am debating removing that link from my themes in the future, as the admin bar has been around for a good while with that functionality, and the average user has it installed by now. Further, if anyone specifically hides the admin bar, they are already going to lengths to remove an administrator look from their pages while logged in.
I'm looking for a bit of feedback. Does the edit link still serve an important purpose, or is it one more thing that can be stripped to serve up a site that is easier for an admin to work with while editing?