I had Joe Rocket gloves, and I thought they were pretty nice. They blew apart a little after a few falls, but I don't think you can blame a company for that. My hands are in pretty good shape, so I guess I can't complain.
Now I'm using Rev'It! stuff, and so far they have been great. Multiple crashes last year and no holes anywhere; gloves or leathers. Definitely not $100 for a pair of their gloves though. More like $150-$180. Cheaper than a set of hands, some might say.
gloves are worth spending money on. just like a helmet. just ask troy bayliss. his web page says he "split an atom". i wonder if that mans he busted a nut. it says while he was under for the pinky, the urologist had some work to do. eeesh. says it hurts more than the finger.
anyway, a-stars boots, vanson suit, joe rocket gloves, but looking to get better, and hjc helmet.