Any thoughts on granite countertops here? Anybody have them and what has been your experience with them? The reason I ask is because we are moving into a smaller ranch style home because we are downsizing. We are recently retired and want to replace some very worn items in this house, including the very badly damaged laminate countertops. We want to put high quality materials into this house, since we only plan to do this once and live out the rest of our lifes here. Granite countertops strike me as a good long term choice, not to mention they are beautiful. I don't care for the black granite, but do like the medium colors combination of brown, beige, with little flecks of dark grey/black in it. Any info on granite countertops from anyone here would be much appreciated. Thanks very much.