I'm so excited!!! My new granite countertops are being installed right now. Just had to share.
Despite all the negative press about granite on this board, it still looks outstanding when done right. We just finished our new home on Amelia Island in Florida. There is lots of natural cyprus in the breakfast nook and the cabinets are a "wheat" color beadboard. We picked a granite with some gold tones in it that went perfectly with the color scheme and it just makes the whole kitchen. We looked a Silestone and other options but just kept coming back to granite.
I share your excitement and know you will be very happy with your choice.
Congratulations! I can't wait until we're at that point in our kitchen renovation - many moons from now. Enjoy.