In the world of HGTV and many realtors, Granite is the ONLY acceptable material for countertops. Of course they also feel that only IKEA makes cabinets.
The fact is nothing is more disconcerting that a nicely restored house witha kitchen that looks like it came out of a spaceship. The facts are that while granite is a nice material for a countertop it is not certainly the ONLY material you can use in a kitchen.
So yes Virginia, there is more to kitchens than Granite!