I do prefer pockets and AI2's and would use them full time if I hadn't discovered wool
and my lovely DnF's. I am in a pocket phase at the moment I think because Kacie is wearing dresses a lot more with the weather being so nice and I only have one soaker.
I've honestly never found them any less reliable and would say our Itti's and DnF's last about the same time
but then Kacie has never been a very heavy wetter and Little Boo may be a mega wetter and I may change my mind completely