For me it seems to depend upon not just satin vs. gloss, but also what kind of gloss. I voted "no preference" and by that I meant that I can get comfortable with either. I started way back with satin-y Fender necks. But I'm totally cool with the glossy PRS necks that also I have now, too. I will say this, though: I've never hated a satin neck; but for sure there's been some sticky-glossy necks that I've hated. I'm not totally anti-gloss... but some of 'em aren't for me.