This question comes up a lot so I have a canned reply:
I’m happy with soapstone but it does require some initial breaking-in (oiling to achieve the finish) and it’s soft so you can’t be too hard on it. You should be cutting on cutting boards anyway.
Aside from that it’s beautiful. It was a dusty dull gray when it arrived and turned a rich emerald green once I started oiling it. And no speckles like granite, instead it has nice veins similar to marble. Pictures here. What I really like about soapstone is that it doesn’t have the tacky glassy finish of polished marble, and it’s not busy like granite can be.