I gave my first cat two baths in the 2 years I had her, and that was because she was an indoor/outdoor cat. I've had my current two for nearly 11 years, neither has ever had a bath, and I've never felt that they needed one. And it is a serious hassle. Especially when you don't think to close the bathroom door. Duh.
I've never thought about using a lint roller on my kitties. Does ET object to it? I've found that using a slightly damp hand to pet them after they're brushed can get all the loose remaining fur off. It also prevents the fur from wafting in the air. I do that, or use a damp paper towel, to get cat hair off the couch, the carpeting on cat furniture, jeans, the comforter cover...It's a lot more effective than a lint roller when there's a lot of hair.