This has been a peeve of mine for a few years now. Now if you go to the local Best Buy, MicroCenter, Circuit City, the only laptops they seem to carry are the ones with the glossy screens. But you can't see anything on them in daylight, in a well lit office, or coffee shop, so I don't understand why people are purchasing them. Right now I just purchased a new Dell 820 Latitude with the good old fashion, matte screen, it's AWESOME! The Toshiba I purchased a few months back, while a fine laptop, the screen is that glossy one.
If you are working with no light at night, get the glossy, but if you are planning on using your laptop any other time or setting, get the matte screen.