One person went so far as to suggest that anyone who likes the glossy screen is an idiot. Here is the statement that many of you have been waiting for, I'm an idiot. The glossy screen on my MacBook is great. The colors look more vivid and it is easier to clean to boot (the matte finish on my Powerbook's screen always required just a little more elbow grease than I was comfortable applying to get the smudge off).
Now, the fact that this screen is brighter doesn't hurt either, but I am officially a glossy screen booster.