- Tables. It's 2010, we don't need tables. Why don't just use default unordered list.
- Admin GUI is poor. Please use default J! admin template elements at least.
Prior to 2010 we did need tables. They are the only way to ensure proper display in most templates and browsers and still validate and get indexed quite nicely by search engines.
The latest swMenuFree does now include the superfish menu system which will write the complete menu in an unordered CSS list if that's important to your requirements.
I'm sure if you hadn't uninstalled it so quickly you could have understood better the features of it's rich GUI interface.