Kinda agree, in general...as long as it's not a "one and done" kind of deal, if the rest of winter is at least OK too. You're right, there's nothing like a HECS, tracking it days in advance and then experiencing it as it occurs! For instance, the excitement before the Jan. 2016 blizzard was awesome, almost better than the storm itself (well, I won't go that far!). A week out, the Saturday before it hit, all the models locked onto something significant. It was just a matter of refining the details after that. I got almost nothing done that week leading into it, awaiting the latest guidance each cycle. And then...zero hour and the storm began! Similar feeling for the other HECS events I have experienced in my time here over the years.
That said, a winter like 2013-14 was quite something to behold, even as it lacked an actual HECS.