We use pocket dipes, because they have the ease of use of disposables, but the customization factor that allows us to increase absorbency as needed (for heavy wetting or nighttime use, etc.). It depends on your budget and whether you're wanting to deal with separate covers, etc. We wanted something very easy to use, with good resell value. For us that choice was Fuzzi Bunz. Others here prefer different types and brands. That's been a great choice for us.
Breastfed poop washes out like yogurt so no need to dunk or spray or anything.
Once solid foods are introduced, you get the peanut butter/chocolate icing consistency. Some people use a plastic spatula (keep it in a toilet brush holder by the toilet) or a sprayer attached to the toilet. We use toilet paper and just scraped the bulk off. Whatever was left on the diaper stayed there until it went into the washer.
Once the poop firmed up more, it started falling off into the toilet easily.
You can also use flushable liners to catch poop, though we don't mess with them usually. It's no big deal to scrape off poop.
The biggest thing about CDing, IME, is your laundry routine and detergent. You should use a 100% water soluble detergent, so no residue at all is left on the diapers to affect absorbency or wicking/leaks. Nearly all the mainstream brands (including most "free and clear" ones) have brightening dyes that will coat the fibers and encourage bacteria buildup in the residue left behind. You'll know this has happened because the diapers won't absorb as well and/or will have a nasty ammonia stink after baby urinates.
To avoid that, stick with a water soluble detergent from the get-go. We love liquid Charlie's Soap. Here's a chart
-- you want NO across the board and non-castille-based.
Typical laundry routine for us is cold short rinse, cold soak with Charlie's, hot wash with Charlie's and cold rinse. Dry on low or line dry. For extra whitening or if you're dealing with static, you can add clear vinegar to the wash or rinse cycle. How often you wash is dependent on how many diapers you have and vice versa. I wash every 3-4 days now. When she was a newborn it was pretty much every other day.
We use a dry pail (less gross and not a safety hazard) but not an airtight container (mildew issues otherwise). We use cheap nylon laundry bags as diaper pail liners. You can get the PUL expensive ones, or use nothing at all. It depends on your budget.
Is it easy? Well, yes and no. I think it's very easy, but I'm used to it. And frankly not a lot is "easy" when you're dealing with sleep deprivation and constant laundry (CDs or not CDs). But is it better for the environment? Absolutely. Even with the additional water and energy used to launder them, you're still saving space in a landfill. And even if you use disposables, you're supposed to scrape the poop off before tossing in the garbage, so I don't see the extra steps saved in using disposables honestly, aside from laundry.
But doing one or two loads of diapers every few days is not a pain. If I weren't washing diapers it'd be something else (there's always laundry to do!).
And it's cheaper in the longrun, even if you do what we did and go with a more expensive brand of diaper. Unless your LO learns to use the potty before age two and is completely diaper free, then still buying the expensive brands of CDs is likely going to be cheaper than using disposables. PLUS, you can reuse CDs for another child (or sell them for someone else to use). Can't do that with 'sposies.
Has it been worth it? Definitely. We're at age two and still nowhere close to being diaper-free.
Best of luck to you, Mama! Hope you find the info you need.