To sutemi, or not to sutemi
I know this is a very old thread but...
Sutemi technique are describe like inefficient technique. But the best way to approach those technique is to see them as a challenge for Tori and Uke. Those technique are very hard to master and it's a good way to improve timing, balance for Tori and how to break falls for Uke.
We practice sutemi technique in every training session and I can tell you that it helps developing your aikido, your mental and physical development