I really like the look of soapstone, but I've been hesitant because of the maintenance requirements. I can see myself oiling a countertop two or three times, but not nearly as much as the material requires. The lazy bum in me had basically settled on Corian.
Yesterday I was in Home Despot and I spotted something across the aisle. "Oh, cool! They sell soapstone." I went over, ran my hand over it, and then noticed the tag in the corner. Corian Earth.
Schweet! OK, I want that. Here's an image of some random kitchen done in it.