In all of the houses that I've ever lived in we have had our floor boards polished in high gloss.
The surface has generally worn pretty good more as a result of us taking care of it. We intend to continue looking after our new floors in the same way however I would like to which surface wears better - gloss, satin or matt.
We are having brush box parquetry fitted to our new home and have advised the builder that we would like a satin finish. This is our way of comprimising between a glossy surface which would be higher maintenance and a better look than matt.