I bought the OSI gloves at a local moto shop. Like I said, they don't have armor but there is a velcro wrist strap, and at least with winter gloves the insulation serves as some padding (better than nothing).
Yeah, gloves are a racket. I go through more gloves than anything. I've had the same helmet for 3 years, the same Aerostich for 5 years, and the same boots for about 5 years as well. But I swear I buy 1-2 pairs of gloves every year, and not one one of them has evern been what I would call perfect. I wish Aerostich made gloves. with kevlar armor and Keprotec fabric you could probably make some pretty protective gloves without using any leather. No?