I'm in the same boat. I find it hard to wear them to do most anything except welding, too clumsy and can't feel anything. I have a friend who is a lifetime sheetmetal worker, and when you shake his hand the callouses let you KNOW that it's a male hand. It's actually quite impressive. He never wears gloves and has had his share of cuts, but most of them don't make it through the callous. He can actually work a rose bush without getting too hurt. In a way I guess it's natures way of providing home grown protection. Wearing gloves cuts back on that too much for me.Agree with all, except I can not wear gloves for wrenching or general labor. Tactil sense is too lacking and material be it leather, canvas or synthetic weave gets in the way of getting the job done. Hands are 67 years old and damage is all from the sun. Every time I try to wear gloves I end up ripping them off and throwing em on the ground. The best I've been able to tolerate for work that's not intricate is kidskin.
I am a fanatic about safety glasses though. The hard part for me is to find a pair that fits over my cheater glasses.