Let's look at some of the patterns from the Creative Knitting Winter 2012/2013 issue, shall we?
That said, I don't care for this one. This is probably more a matter of personal preference than any objective aesthetic judgment, but I keep thinking this model looks like she stuck her head through a pile of rope.
But while we're on the topic of fingerless gloves, is there some temperature at which it's cold enough that you need to protect your hands but your fingers will stay warm by themselves, and if so, what is it? And what do you do if you're out and about and the temperature suddenly dips below that? Do you keep a pair of actual mittens or gloves in your pocket and just switch? If your fingerless gloves match your hat then do you have another pair of the gloves with fingers that also match it so you can stay colour-coordinated when the temperature drops? Considerations like these are why I will never make a pair of fingerless gloves, at least not for myself. It all sounds too complicated.