Well, table management in WP still leaves a lot to be desired.
I'm being driven mental by it.
It would be fine if I knew it was just for my purposes, but in the case where you're developing a site for a client, you can't be sure that they won't accidentally revert into visual editor mode. In fact, you definitely can't be sure.
So then you get fun and games rendering out like:
<td>some text that you used to have wrapped in a p element
<p>Another line in a p</p>
What's the problem with that? Well try getting your style sheets to play nicely with it.
Also there's the joyous:
[rest of table here]
WordPress is quite insistent on that.
Basically I am coming to the conclusion that tables in word press are unusable, unless you're very familiar with html.
Surely TinyMCE have sorted out a solid way to handle inserting tables?!
I've tried plugins abound, but nothing is solid enough for me to be happy to hand it over to a client. Alex Rabe's wp-table was fairly good, but I don't think that's the best solution. You're left wondering what that inserted table is, and then you have to wander off to another area to "manage tables", instead of just being able to enter a table in the visual editor. Also, that plugin hasn't been updated in a while, so I doubt it plays nicely with 2.5+
Please please please sort it out. I promise I'll only use it for tabular data. There are some times that it does actually make semantic sense you know...!