I assume ( assume, I may be very wrong ) that the software/system you use will be able to calibrate regardless of that, since the glossy finish should impact on how your screen behaves towards incident light from outside, but not how the light that comes from within the monitor travels or works. Also, the calibrator I use, Spyder 3, works based on colors, so, it should set the colors you see correctly.
It's like when you make lenses to your glass ( an experience I have ). Gloss or mate coverings on the glass affect how people seeing your eyes see reflexes of surrounding lights. But it doesn't affect your sight or how you see things.
So, my guess is, it should work, but glossy/matte is a matter of personal preference. All in all, I learned to work with the shiny finish, and right now, I learned to work around facts that bother me ( such as reflections from windows and so on ).
Hello Jessica :
Thanks for contributing - I appreciate your approach where you mention that you "... have learnt to work with shiny finish ... " - I just hope I can do the same when the time comes OR as I was joking with a friend, I might just have to switch to an XP machine
What has your experience been once you have calibrated your glossy screen with Spyder 3 - Do the colors "look" at the correct saturation level ?