What are the strategic disadvantages to wearing gauntlets while fighting hand to hand?

I've worn sparring gloves

(but not metal gauntlets) and found them to be easy enough to grab with and punch with, but intricate finger dexterity was a bit of a challenge, so attacking nerve clusters, or grabbing small items or smooth items was a bit of a challenge, and not really feasible in combat. And anything that required finger and hand sensitivity was right out.

Would you say it's the same, more so, or less so for steel gauntlets?