We've recently improved livetables by adding some nice date picker.
However it has one drawback. You cannot filter dates easily and quickly anymore for simpler filters. For example, take this livetable: http://massol.myxwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Activities/Data/
I used to be able to simply type "2016" in the date column to see all activities in 2016. Now I can't do that easily, I need to select "custom date" in the picker and configure the start and end dates, which is very slow and cumbersome.