Hi Pete -
Your setup sounds pretty much OK...I spend most of my winter hikes in the ADK's myself. Depending on your size, you may find the 30" snowshoes a bit long for some of the trail-less peaks, since the paths are pretty tight.
Many people do carry MicroSpikes, crampons and snowshoes since the conditions vary widely depending on the mountain, specific trail and weather.
As for the thread on ADKForum describing the ticketing for not wearing snowshoes, it is required to wear them with 8" of snow or more, but in most cases the Rangers will simply talk to you about it. As a moderator on that forum, I can say that the individual involved provoked the Ranger by mouthing off during the incident, which likely led to the ticket more than not wearing snowshoes.
If you are an ADK hiker, I'd recommend joining ADK Forum, or better yet, it's sister forum ADKHighPeaks - lots of folks there with lots of experience - also means lots of potential hiking partners over there. Tell them WinterWarlock sent you!