If you seriously believe that someone other than Shinku will be Alice, you're a moron. Apart from being the main character in the story, she's the favorite of Peach-Pit. Why? She's on the cover of every DVD, manga, and appears the most on just about everything to do with the series. There's the costume Kana's medium gave her (compare it to a picture of Alice from Alice in Wonderland). The show is called Rozen Maiden and she's the only protagonist that uses roses. Hell, everobe says that Rozen favors her the most. Hope all you want, but the overwhelming foreshadowing practically determined the winner already.