For me, there was never any question about wanting to use cloth diapers. When I was in high school, a friend had a new younger sibling who was cloth diapered. Her mother raved about all the advantages. This recommendation put the idea in my head and helped lead me to decide to use cloth years before I had my oldest son.
I'm really happy that I knew about cloth diapers instead of thinking that I had no real choice. I have compiled a list of reasons that informed my initial decision to cloth diaper. These reasons also helped get Dadda on board and have kept us using cloth diapers.