I have done tables and feel quite comfortable with them. I do find that all the styles offered are a bit of a takeover as though Microsoft considered me artistically incompetent so I just ignore most of them and go my own merry way.
Another thing I discovered, if you select Draw a table from the Insert table button, then hold down the Ctrl key whilst drawing, any text existing in your document will wrap either side of the table. You can then draw in the number of columns you require and rows if you wish. But, like all tables, if you don't draw enough rows, press Tab in the last cell and you get a new row.
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