I had never played a guitar with a painted neck until the other day, and every one I've played feels less smooth than its wood counterparts, like it's harder to move your hand up and down the neck.
I don't think it's a quality issue as these guitars were in the $700+ price range.
Is this common or did I just have a weird experience?
I don't care one way or the other. Satin certainly feels a little less sticky, but it's not a big deal.