If you wanna cd pricey you can, if you wanna cd cheap you can. It all depends on your primary reasons for cding. No one said you had to pay $15-20 for fitteds to cd.
We diapered incredibly cheap with our first two kids, out of neccessity. They had nothing but prefolds, cheap covers and a couple AIOs I'd managed to find in thrift stores. Now on kiddo #3 and getting ready for #4 finances are not why we're using cloth, I don't *have* to diaper on the cheap for these two. I've made the decision to buy the more pricey stuff because I want to, not out of need. I also understand how much sposie's cost can add up month after month, and even tho these two babes will be in nearly all fitteds I still won't have spent as much as sposies would require. Another aspect often left out in start-up price concerns is resale value. If the dipes are taken care of well they can very often be resold to fund nearly all of the next size. Or save them for the next kid, more bang for your buck.
In another month you can get on the TP, there's always ebay, diaperpin, etc.. If you'd start a thread saying "I'm looking for x type of dipe in y price range, can you help me?" you'll get lotsa links.