I occasionally wear them, but most of the time I like to feel the dirt and plants in my hands. I know my hands and nails would be in much better shape if I would remember to use them more, that's for sure.
I have a favorite pair, the pink ones here. You can tell, they are the dirtiest (note to self --- wash the gloves when you get a chance.) The green ones are okay, but I can't really "feel" the dirt with them at all. And the very pretty, soft, leather gloves were a Christmas present from my husband. I love them but I hate to mess them up --- they're too pretty. Ha! Sort of defeats the reason for having them, right?