I don't think anyone here or their suggestions were meant to offend. Whether or not someone decides to do Seek the Peak is up to them. It is a chance to enjoy hiking and for a good cause. Hopefully, if you do it or not,you will still enjoy the opportunity to hike NH, especially the White Mountains, and will have a good time wherever it is you go. I don't think anyone will dissuade or disagree with that.
Please enjoy!