I'm chiming in on the cloth cost issue. I used cloth on my first and now on my second and I'm not convinced it's cheaper because we are on well water and using the washer runs up our electricity bill. The diapers themselves, especially if you use prefolds and covers, YES, they will save you a ton of money. If you are on city water, then yes, I think you will save a ton of money. If you are on an electric pump for well water, not so much.
And I honestly think they are just as easy as disposables, and after the newborn stage I NEVER got a blowout. If I get a leak, which hasn't happened in like 6 months, I know it's time to strip the diapers, but I think "containment" is MUCH better with cloth.