Solid surface products are a good choice, although I'm going for quartz next time. (Grumble, grumble.) Now I've got to remember to get granite sealer next time I go to the hardware store. And I'd go for a lighter color too, though I saw some beautiful dark colors and fantastic patterns of granite on Hometime recently.
Check out these solid surface choices (Basil by Corian is lovely):
And there are other kitchen countertop suggestions on the webpage.