Re: What happened with Kes and Neelix?
Kes had her chance and she spurned him, so in the context of ancient fairy tales, she refused to kiss her frog prince and her fate was deserved. Neelix is an example of how kissassers rise to high places.
Curly: If at first you don't succeed, keep on suckin' til you do succeed.
--Movie Maniacs (1936)