As far as having to experience a cesearean to have a different view-how's that's any different than anything else not experienced? Actually doing/participating changes a perspective. It may affirm a belief, it may change it. We can learn about birth (vaginal/cesearean), but until we experience it, what we perceive will be different than those who've gone through it.
Alexis-that's what I was saying earlier-electives can turn out ok (I have no idea on long term/breastfeeding/health etc), but those emergency ones are going to be more traumatic. Though I know plenty of women who had electives and wished they would have gone for a vaginal instead as well, (mainly due to recovery and breastfeeding problems). I'm sure there are plenty of women who say the opposite.