When we got the countertops, both of us noticed how much stronger they were than the old ones, particularly when setting down ceramic dishes on them. One of us made the comment, "I wonder how long until we break something on these"?
Answer: 2 weeks, 6 days
I broke a dish last night while making dumplings for chicken soup. My dumpling covered hand tried to scrape the last bits out of the dish and it slipped and shattered upon contact.
Good thing it was just a $2 Target clearance bowl and not my Vera Wang china!
It was worth it - the soup (and dumplings) were delish!