welcome to the tree! I'm a first-timer at using cloth, and I don't really find it any more work. My advice is to try lots of different types of nappies to find what works best for you, and don't be afraid to ask questions - there are no daft questions on here!
Dont be afraid of the fluff!! My hubby was sceptical too when i mentioned real nappies - but now he loves them as much as i do (maybe not the stash we have). Give him time and he'll soon come around when he realises how easy they are (an how much money you will save)