Here are the ten most popular kitchen countertops (Great Scott! They've included laminate!!) and other helpful articles, photos, and videos from HGTV. Link: Kitchen Countertops: Comprehensive Countertop Guide to Choosing Kitchen Countertops
"Solid surfaces are in; tile is out. Marble, maple, and concrete rule." Hmm. I thought marble wasn't very practical, but I guess that has nothing to do with trends... You have to be careful with concrete. I'm probably going to go for quartz, solid surface, or laminate, depending on my budget.