I just broke into an old pack of goodnites that are plain white and pre-trim fit (they say 1998 on them, yikes). I can't believe how much softer they were back then compared to now. The padding is very cottony and not stiff, and the sides are very stretchy and way softer than any of the more recent sides. They don't look so good as the sides are very a very different white than the padding, but they are bigger and much softer and modern goodnites. I have not wet yet, but despite being a little thicker, I doubt they will hold as much as modern goodnites.
Just thought I would share. I wasn't planning on ever opening the bag, but they just called out to me when I was organizing my long term diaper storage area. I'm glad I swipped one, but I think I am going to keep the rest for use much later.