Many times, people are scared away from certain addons because they fear the setup — the cursing, the crying, the “omg, what does this waterfall menu do??? Arrrgh!”
If following a post of directions seems like to much hassle to see if Grid will work for you, you may be interested in trying out MyGridLayout.
Although the author has done some fiddling with the code, overall, the presentation is very good, and it should make trying out the addon fairly pain free.
Download available at WoWInterface.