Great question. Depends on what you want to do with the property....flip it or live in it. Also there are a couple of other factors to consider such as what the competition look like and prices and if you're living in it, how long you plan to stay. For my clients who just purchased and planning to stay a while, I'm telling them to hold off on granite if they can. It sure looks nice, but is really not the best material for countertops and is expensive and my personal feeling is that a different trend is about to emerge. So it might be best to wait some to see what happens with the trend. Builders are going to have to figure out a way to reduce the price while retaining quality so I'm thinking that some other material will emerge shortly. Based solely on your question and if you need to do something immediately I'd probably pick one of the "looks like granite" formica countertop materials. Often it fools the eye enough to make it sink in and become acceptable to observer.
Good luck and let us know what you choose.
Good luck... and again, stick to your instinct. Buy what you like and what you can afford, only allow this other information to influence you so much.