Granite is not the only valid choice for a counter top. It doesn’t make you cool or stylish. It is the mindless safe choice. There is nothing wrong with granite if you choose it because you like it; but don’t choose it because it is “the best” and expect to impress anybody.
Likewise, having all stainless steel appliances does not make you better than everyone else. Okay, stainless steel is durable and bacteria-resistant. That makes it a good counter top (as in many commercial kitchens), but why does that make your refrigerator better than mine, which is a very durable, easy to clean white — which has never shown a fingerprint. Why are stainless steel appliances high end but a stainless steel sink kind of red-neck? That’s not logic; it’s just being snobbish.
Make your own choices. Choose what you like, not what someone else tells you is good. What is this, high school?