Hi Gazumped, I agree that evernote aspires to be a simple note-taking tool. It makes sense that too many options would make the program more difficult and complex to use. However, I really think resizing of tables and images is a nice feature that would improve our ability to organize our notes and make them more readable.
Evernote should improve the tables feature. I see no reason why we shouldn't be able to adjust table and row/column widths at will. Also, when we copy and paste cells from one table into another table, it should insert the data cell-by-cell, rather than as a new embedded table. Also, I've noticed we can't resize images, which doesn't make sense to me.