We're considering renovation of a kitchen, and initially intended to get butcher's block (wooden) countertop on our island, with stone (say granite) on the main bench. We're now thinking of using butchers block for the lot - we love the look of it, we haven't seen any granite or similar stone that we like (some lovely dark marble, but not willing to deal with the constant worries about spilled acids marking), and the savings are considerable.
I know that it will require initial and then periodic oiling. But are there any other issues or disadvantages that we should take into account? Concerns around gas ranges or anything similar? Anyone out there jumped this way, or considered it and then thought better?