Glove choice is almost as difficult to agree upon as which oil or saddle is best. But for what it's worth, finding the right fit is the key. I've tried Held as they have more than S/M/L/XL sizing but yet they didn't fit my hands well. Tried at least a dozen different brands and for me the best fit and quality are from Racer. No, you don't need to be a racer or even pretend to be one.
Racer Gloves USA has the best motorcycle gloves for road racing, adventure, dual sport, touring, and street riding for men and women motorcycle riders.