this may seem like a stupid question but everyone I see on the trails have a set of gloves. Is it for protection from thorns or branches or is it for the padding? One of the first upgrades I did to my bike was a set of odi rouge grips which are pretty soft so maybe thats why Im not experiencing pain in my hands but I just dont see the point in gloves. Im only asking because if you look at all of the lists people make of "Things you need to mountain bike" gloves is usually right up there with bike and helmet. Should I try a set?