In the interest of full disclosure, I'm going to tell you all of it. The wash routine is a little more involved than clothes, but I don't find it too awful. I have had a little trouble with a funky smell in mine, but I suspect I've been using the wrong detergent combined with late-Summer water quality issues here in the city.
Some people complain about having to stuff the inserts back into the diapers, but I don't find it to be a big deal. When Nico was little I stuffed diapers while I pumped and now I can do it while he plays with his toys or while watching TV after he goes to bed. The covers have to be air-dried. Drying them in the sun is recommended, but we don't usually keep an outdoor clothesline. I put them on clip hangers that I saved from little pairs of baby pants and hang them up on my rolling laundry rack in the basement and they usually dry overnight. Always use the laundry tabs if you choose hook-and-loop (velcro) closures, because the tabs will stick to the inside lining if you don't. The closures are holding up pretty well on our diapers, but I think if I buy more I'll go for the new snap closure option.
I'm pretty pro-environment, but I also work full time and have a pretty tight budget. I'm only able to go so far in pursuit of my green aspirations. I really feel like the time and money invested in cloth diapering are going to be worth it in the long run. Just think how many books I can buy for Nico with $1500, and I'll be saving even more if I use the diapers for a second kid. Plus, let's be honest, these things are super cute!
DISCLOSURE: I purchased all of the products mentioned and received no compensation for writing this post. The words and opinions in this review are my own.