we use pockets almost 99% of the time without problems. There are a number of factors as to whether they work and for some people they just don't - this can be down to the shape of the pocket, the fact their lo is a heavy wetter or the material of the pocket or insert.
The safest pocket to go for initially to try is something with a plain pul outer that is very adjustable - so something like a BG, which is BTP, many people find these are reliable. They come with a mf insert which some don't find absorbent enough so you might find you need to add something extra like a hemp booster.
If you want to try one though, go for it and see if they work, like I say we use them all the time, apart from some fitteds at night and we don't have any problems - it opens up a world of fancy fabrics and embroidery for showing off if you find they work and as you say, can be easier for others to use.
Let us know how you get on.