Oh yay! Fluffy talk! My favorite! We've used cloth from day 1 with my little guy and we love it! I've even done multiple cross country flights/trips with cloth!
My one piece of advice for first time cloth users is: DON'T spend a lot of money on your newborn stash! They are so cute and itty bitty you can get sucked into buying lots of cute things! They grow out of those diapers sooooo fast! Even my failure-to-thrive little guy only wore newborn sizes for about 8 weeks. If you can snag some used diapers, this is a great size to do it with usually because the diapers are used for such a short amount of time.
I've moved to an all cotton stash and I Looooove it! So easy to care for cotton. Most of my friends who have cloth diapered more than one child have moved to all cotton too.
We love Green Mountain Diaper Workhorse fitteds. It is a basic, inexpensive fitted and it really is a workhorse. I never thought I would say it but I love flats too! So versatile and crazy easy to wash!
I use a lot of wool... Mostly mama knit soakers and longies with a few interlock pieces thrown in. I would love to use more interlock but I am too frugal to splurge on more! I am doing this in part to save money! I also have some Flip and Thirstie covers in my stash.
I wash with Country Save. It is local to me and I like that it doesn't have the brightners and other junk that regular detergents have. I do have to strip with blue Dawn every once in a while or else we get ammonia in our nighttime dipes.
One more piece of advice I have is: don't try every diaper out there if you are doing this to save money. I watched my good friend try every new diaper, buy and sell a ton searching for the next best thing. She will be the first to tell you that she spent a ton of money doing it. Now she has finally settled on cotton fitteds and flats. It seems most everyone goes back to basics at some point!
I will agree on the basics and using cotton. I love just using prefolds or flats and a cover! Although the pocket diapers do serve a purpose too, but I received most as gifts or for a great rate used from a friend.