I did use the microfibre ones but boosted with an Easy Peasy hemp.
I think if you don't get on with microfibre, bamboo+hemp is a good combination. I sometimes used Petit Dessous bamboo inserts for BGs too.
I only ever did a strip wash if the nappies were smelling after they were washed. I'm sure there's a thread for strip washing....will have a look.
Have a look under the 'Washing Cloth Nappies'
section of the forum - lots of info there