I was trying to decide between those $85 Level gloves and some $45 Dakine Scout gloves for my first trip ever (Jackson Hole, early January).
I talked with the clerk, who basically told me that the $45 Dakines would keep my hands plenty warm. He was right. The only problems I had were when I would take the gloves off to answer my phone (my punk @ss friends called me like once every 30 min, so I am gonna get bluetooth next time)... but using the liners will fix that problem.
I have both skateboarded and rollerbladed on hard-@ss asphalt without ever snapping my wrists, so I figured that handguards weren't necessary.