This beautiful!If I could write half as good as your draw I might get somewhere >.< and I know what you mean...I still want my kiss the end...well not my kiss more like Tarrant's and Alice's but you get the idea!
I am not sure if you are a troll or honest in the question. However, the answer is simple. It was so heavy in the underlining of the script that Hatter had developed feeling for Alice. It was massive covered because it was "too adult" for Disney's liking. In fact the entire original script was basically hacked down because of it being "too adult".
It frustrates me because the kiss was supposed to be there, you can feel it wants to be there when you are watching the movie. Whether or not Alice feels the same way is a different matter.
There is to much unneeded angst is underlying build-up for it not to be there, even if it is for him to be shot down. It's Disney butchering the writing and leaving us with half scenes.
You thing says professional writer, clearly then you must have seen the adult undertones trying to get out. One of them being the Hatter's feeling for Alice.
Did you know that Linda Woolverston, the screenwriter, wrote the hatter part for Johnny Depp, even before the movie started shooting. She admitted to doing it because she had/has a crush on Depp. That's the only reason why there was a kiss scene in the original script.
And Depp has stated, profusely, that he played the role as being a mentor/big brother type, because he felt uncomfortable doing it as a romantic interest.
So, any and all, so-called "vibes" between Alice and hatter are there purely because people want to see them.
If that may be indeed the case, then fine. So some people see them and other do not. I believe this comes down to a difference of opinions then. In which case neither side is wrong or right, so why does it bother you so much?
People saw it differently then you. So what? They are entitled to their opinions.