Firstly, sorry for being so inactive for the past year or so. i tend to do that at times. Anyway, I am planning to go 24/7 (Yes, after 6 years and it will have been 8 when I go 24/7 of research and doing my homework on the issue this is what I want) as soon I'm a good ways along in my transition and I move in with and marry my future wife. Seeing that XPmedical no longer stocks the plastic backed delta forms is indeed worrying and knowing that Xpmedical and Abena will discontinue the plastic backed S-M4 (X plus) line by the end of the year has me quite concerned about the future of plastic backed diapers. Sorry to those of you that like or don't mind cloth backed diapers but I simply will not touch them with an 100 ft pole no matter how good they are. So my question is this.
What it is the future of plastic backed diapers?
Will they still be there by summer or spring 2014?
If so, of the plastic backed products that survive, which of them do you think will still be plastic and stay that way if only for a few more years if not indefinitely?
Will there still even be a market or them?
Will companies like Abena give the consumer no choice between plastic or cloth like forever or will it be a temporary move and they eventually come out with a separate new plastic backed line in the future?
Why do you think companies push cloth backed products as a replacement for rather than an option alongside plastic backed?
Will companies that market purely to AB/DLs such as Bambino and ABU follow the trend or will they still sell plastic products be it only them or alongside cloth backed products?
Will people catch wind on a massive scale of the fatal flaws with cloth backed products and demand the plastic backed products back? Will they release improvements that alleviate the problems of cloth backed products now? Will they make improvements in plastic backed products that cloth backed alleviate and make them superior? Will there be improvements in both products? Given your answer, why do you think so?
so tell me, what are your thoughts on all this?