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.