I'm aware of the
WP_List_Table class (which has helped tremendously as it stands).
However, I'm hunting for something even more capable - some form of API whereby you could simply 'register' a MySQL table, pass
field_name => label translations, and all the hard graft (menu links, table-generation, pagination, column sorting) & possibly data exporting (CSV etc.) is done for you automagically!
I know this is an extremely specific request, but I thought it was worth asking. If anyone knows of anything remotely similar, please speak up! Heck, if there's nothing out there at the moment, I might just build it myself if this raises interest...