The countertop guy was driving thru to show the neighbors their slab and also came by our house. This is their slab, but ours will look almost exactly like this because it is cut from the same block.
It is a little more vein-y then we would have picked had we gone to the stone yard, but I really like it. We both agree that the natural look will be great next to our shiny modern cabinets. As Marc put it: "It looks like the bottom of a canyon!"
In related news, we had to hop on buying a sink, so we could give him the template to cut the hole. Good thing we have already researched the crap out of appliances and such things. We ended up going with a zero-radius undermount stainless steel sink. Thanks to a great tip from Grassroots Modern, we got a good deal at overstock.com.