A.J. You have to make up your own mind on this otherwise an argument will breakout between the shineys and the eggshell not shiney people...., you should read Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift for a refresher to the reason that the Lilliputians were at war with the Belfruscans...., it will put the above argument in fine working order. Me? I like the matte finish. Looks most like regular paper coming out of the printer. Best regards, Gil P.S. Shiney airplanes are generally accompanied by a sign which reads "Do Not Touch the Airplane"..., Ever see a shiney airplane just back from a friendly chat with the enemy?