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There is a benefit to practicing Aikido from static positions. For people just starting this serves as a way to simply learn how to use their body in ways they aren't yet comfortable with. It also gives them the opportunity to work with other people accordingly. This lets beginner's know what the limits are of other people and explore - and even push - their own limits.
The dynamic practice of Aikido is really where I learn most. It seems that with dynamic attacks you don't get stuck as much. You simply *have* to keep moving and doing something in order to "manage" an attack. Having said that, it finally makes sense when Sensei says it doesn't matter if you get the technique. In the heat of a transaction, if you intention is to control your attacker, you are basically giving them a way to control you. When you blend with your attacker, you essentially remove the effectiveness of the attack.