I have a good friend pregnant with her first who wants to use cloth diapers. She'd like advice about what brands and styles to try. I suggested that she buy one of many different kinds in a newborn size from somewhere like DiaperSwappers, plus disposables to fill any gaps if she doesn't have a complete stash. She can wear & wash them for a while until she finds one that she likes the best. Then when the baby is ready to move on to a bigger size, she can sell most of them back and buy a full stash.
So please help me out by suggesting your favorite cloth diapering brand or system, including:
1) average price for the new and/or used diaper
2) style (AIO, pocket, contour, fitted, etc)
3) what you like best and least about the diaper
4) technical info such as absorbency, drying time, ease of use, etc.