I wouldn't be in too much of a hurry to add tables just to increase how many hands/hr or hands/day you get to play. Too many new players do this and while they DO get to see more hands, they usually aren't focusing on making optimum decisions with each hand.
Take it slow at first. If it were 6-max, I'd seriously start with just 1 table and focus on making real, quality decisions on each and every hand. If you're playing 9-max, i might expand that to 2 tables to start, since 9-max tends to move quite a bit slower.
Also, i wouldn't worry about how many hands per hour or session you get to see. I'd concentrate insted on increasing the length of time for my sessions at first. In other words, if you find yourself able to really focus and make good decisions for, say 20 minutes, then set a goal to get to 30min. making quality decisions and really concentrating on your play. Then 45 min. You get the idea.
After you find you are making real quality decisions for the desired lenght of time you'd like your sessions to be, then start slowly adding tables.
As for when to play and adjusting to the "any 2 cards" crowd, you're going to get that at the low stakes. More so in the evenings and on the weekends, but they are there at all times, so you might as well get used to playing them. Besides, once you do get proficient against them, that's where a large portion of your winnings are going to come from.