All the worktops are in. We choose the plainest black granite available.
It has natural black inclusions when you look closely but none of the gold glints that are in most granites.
One section of the bench had a large (ish) chip at the back but the tiler has assured me that once the wall tiles go on it will not be visible.
Now the bench tops are in I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is only just a glowing spot in the distance but it is there :)