Yeah, that is one of the things that gets to me sometimes - people so deep in their granola they can't see the real world. :P People forget that a LOT of mothers and babies died in childbirth back when everything was "all natural" - and while tons of it was due to infection, and some of it was due to incompetence, some of it really was because bad things happen in nature! Yes, it's more frequent for things to go okay, otherwise the species goes extinct, but it's also perfectly normal/natural for things to go wrong sometimes. End rant. :) (For the record, if you decide that you want to go for a VBAC anyway, I'm fine with that. I don't think this is a 'no way should anyone ever' situation, but I think you are being very thoughtful about this and have many valid medical and emotional reasons to choose a repeat c-section.)
ETA: Okay, I should have been nicer. Some people who say things like you were talking about aren't too deep in their granola, they just jump to the conclusion that you must be the average, uninformed mainstream mom. Which is a lesser crime, in my book. And one I've been guilty of, so I try really hard not to instantly jump to conclusions about other people's choices.