When you are working through something difficult, it's often useful to look for a source of inspiration. Something you would love to have created yourself, something to aspire to.
If you're really struggling, inspiration can just be depressing. A sober reminder that maybe you will never be that good, the creeping doubt that maybe, you suck.
Well, if it's a nasty piece of HTML and CSS you are stuck with, I have a great piece of unspiration for you. Take a look at these:
Twitter and Stack Overflow have used tables for a significant portion of their layout! That forbidden, carnal, sin! These big-shots, who everyone knows of and talks about, are (probably) bigger cheaters than you are.
Feel better now?