Goodbye to granite?

Just the other day on our broker tour, I was talking to other agents from my office about how granite is starting to look dated. Once the ubiquitous choice for upscale kitchens, it now seems to define a particular era.

Funny, then, to see this article on And this one from Fine Home Building.

Please keep in mind that the greenest solution is whatever you already have. However, if a remodel is necessary or if you are building new, then I applaud the move away from granite in favor of more sustainable options.