So we found the prefold love. I don't know why I didn't start with prefolds. They are easier than you're led to believe. Snappis are easy to use. Covers can be re-used several times before washing. They're cheap. It's wonderful. They wash easily.
The only problem with prefolds is that moisture doesn't wick away from baby's skin. I'm told this is easily remedied by laying a scrap of fleece in-between the diaper and the skin.