Remember the Princess and the Pea? I'm the princess; always have been. It's not that I want it to be that way, it's just how it is. Those annoyances that should only be a slight distraction often become major distractions at the worst possible time. Sloppy fitting gloves happen to be one of the major annoyances that can disrupt me when I'm attempting to stay in a state of hyper-focus (say ripping a loose downhill at the limits of my ability.)
Nearly ten years ago, a shop friend mis ordered a pair of Scary Fast gloves that didn't fit him. They were exactly what I wanted...long finger, no padding, no weird embossed or molded plastic shit on the back side, a terry thumb, a tight fit and a decent velcro strap. I had been nursing those things along for years. During that period I've bought or been given half a dozen or so pair of Fox, Specialized, Pearl Izumi and Dakine gloves all of which had a flaw and were passed on to other friends.
I met a buddy at his shop to head out to lunch and noticed a pair of Giro Rivet gloves in a sale bucket. They seemed to be everything I want in a glove so I bought them on the spot. No padding, very tight fit, and absorbent thumb and no pointless shit on the back to block air flow (there is a small rubber G on the back but it doesn't pretend to be a motocross glove). They also have rubber grippers on the thumb and first two fingers. The back is made of three different types of elastic mesh as are the sides of the fingers. They don't have a strap on them at all and are a little more work to get on and off than a strapped glove. I definitely heard some stitching pop the first time I pulled them on but it's been two years and except for losing some finger grippers, everything is still together.
The palm of my old Scary Fast gloves ripped to shreds last year and the Giro gloves were put to use full time, serving commuter and MTB duties. They've been through a couple of minor tumbles in the dirt and have nothing to show for it other than being dirty.
Anyhow, I just bought two more pair of Rivet gloves so I can rotate through them and hopefully go another ten years without thinking about it again. If you're looking for a minimalist, long-finger glove give them a shot.