I personally can't stand glossy paper, inkjet or wetprint. If i have to move my head to see part of the photo because there's light reflecting off it, totally ruins the enjoyment of the shot.
(I've just started inkjet printing, my packs of sample paper just arrived today. I'm really liking the look of the German Etching paper, the more matte and fibrous the better...)
Come to think of it, that goes for computer monitors too. It took me ages to find a laptop with a matte screen, they're all glossy and hard to see in anything but a darkened room.
An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.
I've been using semi-matte (Arista.EDU RC #2), but that's for pinhole work, so I doubt I could tell whether the surface affects anything. I bought it because it's my preferred surface for prints, in case I gave up on paper negatives. I'm about to try some 8x10 contact prints from last Sunday's WPPD exercise, but I can see the whole business is at best a work in process here!
I've been using pearl and semi-matte for everything so far. The texture does come through slightly on contact prints, but I think it looks good. Like DaveT I also use it for prints. Not sure if it's allowed to say it here, but I find the texture makes it hard to scan well, the problem being that the prints have depth and texture and sheen that are missing.
I want to try glossy eventually and will not be surprised if it makes a sharper contact.