Under extreme cases (such as dropping a heavy pot), granite may chip. If this does occur, make sure to save the chip. It can be repaired by using the chip, granite dust and epoxy.
Years ago, granite, marble or limestone was considered by many only to be for the wealthy. Well, times have changed, and its pricing has dropped dramatically to make it a much more practical item. This is not to say that there are still some extremely expensive stone out there, but quite often people are pleasantly surprised by our estimates.