I prefer fitted nappies ot pockets too
when you could up the time you'll spend searching for pocket inserts and stuffing them, fitteds are just as easy. Fitted nappies with a wrap or wool cover also tend to be more reliable than pockets or AIOs, as there's an extra layer of proctection to keep in the poo etc, iykwim! Saying that, it nice to have a few pockets/AIO's for when you're out and about, or for someone else to use, if they're not sure what to do with the fitteds!
I loved Little Lambs bamboo nappies, and Diddy Diapers for when they are small. They're good value and slim fitting, and you can usually get them quite cheaply preloved. Little Lambs wraps are great too.
And don't worry, all of us here were probably a little confused when we started out using cloth nappies, but you'll be up to speed in no time