Gloves are tricky, if they really fit well, they are great - too large or small, you will not be able to handle frames, which alone can aggrivate the bees - causeing more problems then someone confident with no glaves on.
If you have weaker hands (I have some nurve damage I deal with) and find frame grabbers very handy, again a good pair that fits your hand without causing hand strain is ideal.
This issue (according to my pet peeve is SMOKER USE - I stand by my smoking methods and prep work:
1) during the last inspection, you should clean off (scrape) any excess wax from areas that contact frames to resting boards, etc. MAking the ease of pulling it lose much easier.
2) I smoke the entrance with 4 or 5 good puffs, wait 5 or so minutes and hit them again with 5 strong puffs. Then in 5 more minutes, I leave the lit smoker near the hive entrace and go to work in the hive, the girls are very relaxed at the point and ready for your interaction. Having parts that don't stick together, keeping burr-comb to a minimum, etc. will make every inspection easier and more comfortable to you and the bees.
I've ised nitrile gloves, they don't stretch like latex, not a hair - so right sizing them is so important. They also don't breathe, so you will get lots of sweat out of them, not the best thing around the hives, but if you can double up the gloves (hard if one pair fits good, that means two probably will not) but 2 pair would do a great job of sting proofing them.