I like the open dining, too. When we go down, they ask if you want to share. We always say yes, and get to meet different people each night. If you find some that you really enjoy their company, you can always arrange to meet them for dinner again.
Are you using a TA, macmom111? I know when I've booked directly with Princess, they've asked me what table size we prefer when we have to do traditional dining. We opt for 6 or 8.