Pretty much what everyone else said. My experience with cloth has been much better than with disposables. I don't discount your personal experience, but mine (and I would assume the majority of us here, or this board wouldn't exist
) has been the opposite.
And while it was very "kind" of you to enlighten me about my husband's supposed opinion of cloth, spare yourself the trouble. I don't presume to know everyone else's thoughts and feelings, but I'll speak for my own household, which I suggest you stick to in the future as well. I know my DH wouldn't have chosen cloth himself. But since (let's be honest) I am the one changing 98% of the diapers no matter what they're made of, he let me choose this path. And he can fold a PF just as well as I can.
As to the money factor, it's good to know that you don't have any hobbies that your wife, or anyone else's wife, might find "silly". I know my husband sure does, and he's got more than one and they are MUCH more expensive than mine. He has no room to talk, and I bet you don't either
I am truly sorry that you haven't had a pleasant experience with cloth diapers thus far. However, just because something doesn't work right away, without any fine-tuning, doesn't mean it isn't worth pursuing. It's all in the eye of the beholder.
ETA: I am coming down a little hard on this guy. I have NO problem with him venting, if my cloth were leaking I would be pissed too. What I have a problem with is the patronizing attitude, as if he knows my husband better than I do. I didn't ask for counselling, thank you.