I am remodeling the kitchen in my 102 year old house. I was quite shocked to see so many warnings and care instructions with granite. I thought it would be a real workhorse, but it sounds like it is fairly high maintenance. If I bought a medium-tone, speckled counter.....ah, perhaps coffee colored, might my task be easier? Would your replace your granite if you could, or are you still thrilled with it? Comments please.