When I first looked at what I needed for cloth nappies, I spent a lot of time looking at all the very (VERY) many different options available. Some of them were absolutely adorable, and almost always very expensive, and not always sensible when I though about using them long term. So I came to the conclusion that we would use terry squares and fold - economical, size adjustable, fast drying, no plastics, probably with fleece liners for ease and comfort.
But I didn't stop looking. It is somewhat addictive, there are a world of cloth nappies out there and a whole community of people making, buying, using, blogging them. I couldn't help but wanting the cute patterned, printed nappies that I saw all around, they just weren't what I wanted function wise.