Agree. I love ArmRSeal its made for finishing impaired people like me......Dont compare GF's line of water based products to others (minwax etc) , there is no comparison!!!
@scott - be sure its stirred thoroughly the flatteners settle out in a lot of products. That said, sheens can be different brand to brand.
Did you thin it any?
Spraying is the best way to go on anything other than wipe ons.
Other than a few stains, the only top coats MinWax product I use is their wipe on poly.