I use a range of MCN including my little ripple, itti bitti, bambooty, bumgenius. For value for money and ease I would definitely recommend 'my little ripple'. I find they fit great, can be used from newborn to toddler and are CHEAP!
I use cloth wipes - so easy as I have them in a container with some boiled water and a couple of drops of essential oil (usually lavender and chamomile) and they last around 3 days. Wash the wipes with the nappies so it is really easy.
I dry pail, flick of poo solids in toilet and if they are really pooey I rinse off before pailing. I wash with soap nuts which are really cost effective and great to wash nappies with. Add a couple of drops of tea tree oil (not necessary but I like to).
I think MCN can be as easy or hard as you make it... I don't find them to be hard work at all. Good luck!