We haven't fallen victim to the short rise yet. I really like the design of the soakers because there are no snaps against baby. That being said I haven't bought more because I'm worried they might stop fitting. But no problems with the ones we have (so far) and I like the design and quality.
BubbleToes:Anyone know how the rise on the xl compares to the OS?
I haven't tried one personally, but word on the board is the xl's are HUGE!