OK so after all of this I have to wonder if the OP only saw cheap prefolds and gerber vinyl covers would she have been just as dissapointed?
Also if htere had been other cloth diaperers who didn't give a rip about what brand she was using and what style or that it was wool would you still be dissapointed because no one commentedon how nice yours are.
I guess I have never understood the hyena thing non been all that impressed with the expensive diapers and never really cared what someones kid had on thier bum so long as it was working foir them (although I always applaud the choice to use cloth) All I would have noticed if you had been at that meeting was you flaunting your possesions and changing your baby right out in the middle of everything which i consider bad manners and may be why the moms seemed put off by you changing her in the manner that you did, it probably had nothing to do with your choice of diapers.
I have been on this forum longer than most of you (lest you think I am coming just to rip on you), I do remember heather as a moderator, I belive I joined and was thrilled with this forum sometimes along the line of 1999/early 2000 ish, before my second child was born. I stopped coming for a while since this board was so deadfully slow. no more than 2-3 posts on a good day. :LOL
And a general note on diaper snobbery. As cloth diaper advocates it is importnat to mind what you say and how you share. There a certain diaper elitism that goes on and it drives me crazy. I remember the first time I met someone who used something besides prefolds being made to feel like my gerber, polyester spongeing diapers and vinyl pull on pants (which I had been quite happy with by the way) were worse for my baby than disposable. Poeple looking at the set up in disgust, coming here and hearing how yucky they were and how could anyone do that to thier baby. I actually did switch back to disposables after a while because my cloth just wasn't good enough. I was going to give her rashes and heat stroke . . . And then I was told even my prefolds sucked because they were filled with polyester (something I was blissfully unaware of). * years later I am carful to get diapers that are 100% cotton but I still use mostly prefolds and some onesize diapers my friends gave me (I never would have been able to afford them and if Ihad thought they were the only choice for cloth diapering when I started I never ever would have even bothered looking into it further) and i made some nice flannel ones that are cute and simple. But apparently flannel sucks. But I don't care anymore. I have relized what ever absorbs pee works and people have been using non breathable diapers for generations and no one has been tewribly effected yet. I'm OK with system and my children are OK with it but I am ure there are people here who would think "How can she use that" or "that is hardly natrual enough poor baby
: " So when you strut your stuff be careful what kind of vibes you are putting off. I understand you want to show off your fluff but please don't do at the expense of someone else feeling bad about not having stuff as nice as you or as expensive as you and careful that you don't come off making cloth diapering look so expensive and complicated that they shouldn't even bother.