If you use a resistor, your using power. Inductive reactance and parralel resonance do not consume power in the form of heat which is why they are used.
I'm just gonna throw ideas at you guys. :DA coil is capable of storing energy through its magnetic field while a resistor will disipate the energy through heat....So the capacitor also stores energy but that is through an electric field instead of magnetic field.
Keep reading, learning and asking, ... we need as much brillant minds in here as posible ...
Well, lets just say you used the resistor instead of the Inductor...
What if you used it to heat the water? Kinda like using an electric stove to boil water. (by the way, I know that stan had a "steam resonator"... but I'm not concerned about that yet.)
I do know, that in an RC Circuit, the amount of resistance determines how fast the capacitor charges.
This is a website I've found a long time ago. It helps explain "DC Resonant Charging". http://www.richieburnett.co.uk/dcreschg.html#resonant
Which, essentially, verifies every thing you said. :D