I hate charts & tables, I hate charts & tables, I hate charts & tables, I hate charts & tables, I hate charts & tables, and - just for emphasis - I HATE CHARTS & TABLES! Now that I have that off of my chest it is probably time to explain myself. It's a fact that most every rpg I have played has some sort of chart(s) in the rules somewhere.
I have no problem with games using LOTS of charts and tables or very few at all. I have no problem with games referencing charts or tables during combat or character creation. Some of the games I have played with charts include AD&D, DC Heroes, Marvel Super Heroes, Palladium Fantasy, & Talislanta. I have no problem coming up with the details of charts or tables that I create.
So, what is my problem with charts and tables? It is the physical act of typing in the information and creating the chart or table itself. It always seems so tedious and I always have bad luck with editing. In other words, it always winds up being atleast twice as difficult as it should be for me.