Paper quality is all about price and function. You're not going to want a recycled sheet with some patten or variant in it if you're printing out legal documents. On the other hand if you're printing out sketches from your kids you probably don't need more than a general/recycled ****. General use reams run from 3-10$, depending on where you're looking and how much you care about it.
Glossy paper is best for printing photos, but those also tend to work best in specialized 'photo printers'. So now we're in the zone of 'what paper does your printer work best with', another question to consider. I use an older monochrome laser printer, salvaged from a company of old (rest in peace). It prints in black, end of story. I use general reams (cheap stuff) and the backs of spam mail that comes to my door for every day, but I also have Legal quality paper for, say, writing angry letters to my local school board.
See the difference in the descriptions and price point? Choice one is 'blah blah blah..it's paper. buy it.' and in choice two it's a lot more clear that they've made something they care about.
So you should think about your needs and how much you care (or don't) then apply that much money to the problem.
Best of luck!