After being so disappointed by the flooring, I as dreading picking up the countertops. Hubby opened the box and I almost cried! I loved them. The color was perfect. More then made up for the flooring.
For never having installed countertops, I think we did a great job! It took most of the day, but we got them in with little problem. There is a gap on the back where the walls aren't even, but the backsplash will hide that. Where they touch the wall and the wall is crooked, I sanded, scraped, and filled in with joint compound (love that stuff!). We reused the old sink.
Now, if I had know countertops (laminate) where inexpensive and easy to replace (somewhat) I probably would have done it years ago.