I'm a little scared to read them, but may come back when I'm in a better mood (right now, I think I would just be all ).
When we first heard about EC, I thought it sounded a bit extreme. At the time, I thought it was farther out on the crunchy spectrum than I would want to go. Kind of hysterical now.
We love, love, love it. We started a bit late, with DS @ 9 months. He's 24 months now - we have periods of independence where we go out and about diaper free - illness or teeth derail us. There's an ebb & flow to it, definitely - but I'm confident that he maintains a high level of awareness (even just of a wet diaper or a miss on the floor), there is ongoing communication, we got through fewer cloth dipes, he feels more in control, no diaper rash, the list goes on and on.
Ultimately, I really dislike it referred to as "a method of potty training" - because it is not some weird hippy way to potty train your kid. It's about not training them to go in diapers in the first place, about learning and respecting their cues to poop just like you would their cues to eat. It's rather silly that so much time in baby prep classes focuses on "sleep" signs and "hunger" signs and not pottying cues.