I have one hi res, one antiglare 17'.
I find antiglare much more usable. especially while editing.
I have the hi res anti glare and thi sis better than the glossy in my opinion because I can do my work faster without being distracted by reflections that move or being blinded by light from behind me bouncing off the screen. I also can use my macbook pro outside a lot better than the glossy one. I am a graduate student so papers and presentations are mainly what i do for school. I edit ton of video and pictures and the antiglare is my recommendation to you. Obviously it is your choice ultimately, but I hope my input helps you out John,