I have a liz's cloth hemp diaper, not a nighty noodle, but i've seen and touched a nighty noodle- they are all the same hemp fleece, soft at first. My liz's cloth fitted is at the end of its days.
But baking soda (just the little bit that is one of my homemade deodisks) in the wash helps all my hemp fleece feel softer, even if it isn't as fluffy as the day it was born.
That's one of the reasons i prefer other diaper inners- brushed or fluffed cloth gets matted and rough, even if it starts out softer. Other knits will start out not quite as soft, but they stay consistently soft and look the same for a long time.
That said, there's nothing like a hempy fleece diaper!
edited to add: my dh loves side snappers, too! I prefer them as well- our newly toddling boy doesn't like to lay down for changes, and i fid they're a whole lote easier to put on while he's standing