Sometimes I will use the alpha included in a kit but not very often. I like the few fonts I use. Maybe that's boring but what I like.
I think alphas are cool. However it doesn't bother me at all if a kit doesn't have an alpha. I would prefer you put the time you have into making things YOU like, because it will come across in your kits. I would prefer a smaller kit where each piece has been lovingly made than a kit that is filled with fluff just to make it big or to meet someone else's description of what makes a kit. That's my two cents worth. Thanks for sharing.