I was there just over a year ago. We had only tried cloth very briefly with DS1, but wanted to go exclusive with DS2 from the start. I ended up buying a dozen orange-edge prefolds and 2 dozen yellow-edge from Green Mountain Diapers, and then just bought covers here and there as I found good deals, and I made a few using some old wool sweaters until I had about 8 covers in newborn size, and a few in one-size or size M. I really liked Bummis Super-whisper wraps, especially wit velcro, and I love my Imse Vimse covers. I had a slightly chunky boy, and he didn't do well with some of the "breathable" covers I bought, since his little thighs were chunky,m they left red marks. I can't remember the brand, though. When he started to fill out the yellow-edge real well' I bought red edge when there was a seconds sale at GMD. I never figured oit why they were seconds, but those are pretty much the only 2 dozen diapers he uses. I found that the prefolds, which I originally bought because they were cheaper, and I thought I'd switch to pockets or fitted, but the PFs are easier, less leaky, and easy to wash/dry, and fit in any cover. I only prefer the fitteds for newborns or runny-poop days (sorry to be gross).
Otherwise, I advise you to buy a couple dozen prefolds, some Charlie's Soap, and 8 or so cute covers to start. You'll get the hag of it. Happy CDing & congrats!