phranque - 1:37 am on Jan 4, 2009 (gmt 0)
it's not really true that spiders have a problem with crawl speed and tables.
the issue is clarity of semantic purpose for less physically-abled visitors (which includes spiders).
if the table is used to represent tabular content, then it is the semantically correct markup to use.
if the table is used for style and layout, then you are adding mud to the meaning and purpose of your content.