I've been using cloth diapers since #5(Abigail is now 12.) I made flannel AIOs back then, and then by the time #9,Priscilla, was born(7 years ago tomorrow!) I was in love with pockets, and was making them exclusively. Of course, she will always need to wear diapers, so I'll always be able to try making new styles.
Also, I've been involved with The Cloth Diaper Foundation(formerly Miracle Diapers), first as a sewer/repairer from 2007 to Chapter Manager since 2009. ( http://www.clothdiaperfoundation.org/
)We help lower income families to be able to cloth diaper.
I was always leery about mama cloth, but once I started, I hope to never have to go back. Of course, its too late to convince my girls-3 out of 5 already have their menses.) It certainly saves a LOT of money, and is so much more comfortable...