While this is not an answer to your question, I thought it maybe useful to point out that if you're sshing from one workstation running X* to another workstation, you actually can use gvim if you setup X forwarding with ssh. The window information will just be sent over the network and gvim will just pop up like it would if run locally.
Add the following in ~/.ssh/config
Now you'll be able to just run gvim.
If you're workstation of origin is Windows and not running X, you actually CAN startup an X server locally using Cygwin. Once that's setup, you can configure popular ssh clients like PuTTy to do X11 forwardning, and then gvim will pop up in what appears to be a native windows-decorated window.