Being the cheap bastard that I can be, I typically buy relatively inexpensive (thus mediocre) gloves. Yesterday I splurged for a pair of Held Air Stream, and I can't believe the difference. The improvement in feel and comfort is phenomenal. It feels as though I've done some mod to my bike for performance, simply because I can feel the bike sooo much better through my hands. Plus, I can much more easily fiddle with my GPS, mp3 player, detector, etc. I've been converted. Once again, I'm reminded that (usually) you get what you pay for, and that high quality stuff (usually) makes for a better experience.