Solid surface has a good side and an ugly side.Solid surface countertops were a great option 7-15 years ago, but for the money there are better choices today.
Solid surface prices were about midway between laminate and granite/quartz.That made sense, because that's right where the quality level was too. Now the cost is the same as granite (in our region) and the product is highly inferior.
Solid surface does have several good points.The seams are nearly invisible, they can include integrated sinks, they are highly sanitary, and they don't require sealing.
Now for the ugly side... They are not heat resistant at all.I've seen them bow and warp from a crock-pot that had a trivet under it.Heat also discolors solid surface countertops.
Solid surface is prone to surface scratches.These scratches can be buffed out and re-polished, but that's time consuming.
The look is another drawback.They have a fake, plastic-like look to me.
Solid surface is a still a step up from laminate in quality.But the cost is no-where near in line.If the price would happen to drop back a little, it would be a viable option again.As for right now, I cannot recommend it for kitchen use.