Oh, don't worry too much about the yipping and whining from the rabble... it's what we do best.
If you do decide on a Prezzy traverse, you'll have fun... I thought the hardest part was the Jefferson area, that seemed to me to be the windiest part of the range. You can drop down below tree line there to camp.
Some more unsolicited advice...
If things get a lttle too "exciting" there is a "rat hole" bivy under the Lake of the Clouds hut.
If the approach trails up (Lowe's, Airline) and the descent (Websters) down are tracked out, you might not need snow shoes. Both ends are popular with day hikers so it's a good bet they will be, but you never can tell. Hint, go after a holiday...
Bring a lot of high fat, high calore food... Try to find water, melting snow takes a long time when your cold.
Don't do any thing too stupid...if that little voice in the back of you head asks, "Is this a good idea?" It probably isn't.
Remember most (but not all) of the people who get into trouble up there are doing really stupid things.... like crashing their plane, getting lost or looking for some other boneheads who got lost.... so do everyone a favor....avoid being a bonehead.
good luck, and let us know how it turns out....
ps, I still don't see why anyone would chose Gorham, NH over Spain...