I forgot how fun cloth diapers are!!
I personally love the simplicity and affordability of pre-folds so I know exactly what I want and prefer to keep things stream-lined vs. trying a bit of everything (otherwise it might be an overwhelming process).
I'm going for 30 diapers (maybe 36 if you consider the fact that I'll likely be line-drying, camping, and going up to the cottage) and 4 covers: 2 Bummis Super Lites, small and 2 Thirsties Duo Wraps, size 1. This should easily take us to at least 6 months old before we might need to get larger covers.
I also did the math on using disposables (not that I would)...but according to wal-mart's site you can get about 80 diapers for about $20. Using about 10/day (more in the early months, fewer in the later months) that means 80 diapers would last you about 10 days. That's about $730 you'd spend on diapers in a year. It makes my total of $119 on cloth a much friendlier number (I was hoping to get away with $50, but that's not going to happen).
I'm eyeing wool soakers, especially for a summer babe, they've GOT to be more breatheable than plastic-coated covers. I may ask for some for a shower if I have one. Has anyone done wool before? Is it as scary as it seems to be (i.e. are they hard to care for)?