Ok, mamas, now
...seriously, let's all relax a bit. Everyone has their own reasons for cd'ing and this place is the last place we should feel we need to justify why we do what we do. This is a support group of sorts. We ask q's, get answers, get help, so that we can cloth diaper effectively.
Affordability is not high on everyone's priority list.
Now then, the OP has been a member of MDC for a while but with few posts, so maybe the OP is not good with posting things like as in knowing how the wording will come off. Maybe the OP was strong in language. Maybe the PP's were a bit defensive in their replies...............maybe I shouldn't even bother to post, but I can see both sides of this one.
I think if you can and want to buy a diaper or cover that costs over $25-$50, then more power to you. I also KNOW that a $2 diaper will work just as well, as will an $8 cover. I know that a little detergent goes a long way. I know that some detergents have not damaged my fabrics, as touted that they would and that some fabrics come on the bolts, rolls, etc with flaws and holes already on/in them. I know some of this from personal experience and some from chatting with cd'ing mamas who already figured it out and passed that info along to me.
Diapers are pee/poo catches, the end. If the mundane task of diapering can be made more fun b/c of cute prints, then cool, all the better, imo. To me, cd'ing isn't a hobby, it is a way to keep pee/poo off my carpet! :LOL