Piklist, still in beta, is a must-have that will save you hours of development time. It's also a WordPress framework (maybe THE WordPress framework).
Here's an example I've created. This is still very beta, the table.php I've written is based upon the Custom List Table Example plugin, and I haven't created the class-piklist-table.php backend yet:
The following piklist array:
Creates this table:
If I have whet your appetite and you want to learn more about Piklist, start with the WordCamp NYC 2012 presentation (coding starts 13 minutes into the presentation):
After you've viewed the presentation, read the Piklist tutorials and documentation.