Good reason. I had a similar issue recently. But, I’m used to working through pain and discomfort. The thought of gloves never occurred to me.
One of the things that attracted me to yoyo was the lack of equipment. Well, all you need is the yoyo and string, ideally. Of course, it’s a bit more complicated than that, but not if you’re walking around with a yoyo with a broken in bearing and response pads, and a spare string. Maybe when I start playing fast, I might consider gloves but I’d have to get some really bad string burn before I can consider it.
My biggest problem is feel. I have used my hands a LOT to do what I do and they are so used to getting smashed and bashed that there’s a little lack of feeling in there. I am just starting to feel when the string starts to grab for a bind, where-as before I was doing it by eye. I don’t want a layer of anything getting in the way of that just yet or maybe ever. So, for me, I don’t think gloves will be in my future. I doubt I’ll be playing at Mickey speeds. I mean, seriously, the dude throws tricks so fast he should be wearing a seat belt.