I have never seen pregnancy as my body performing its ultimate function so for me it was just a matter of biology, I am female and females get pregnant and give birth. I honestly never thought any deeper than this. I was concerned about possible complications from surgery but I researched my OB, asked about his surgery experience and I knew that he was one of the best in WA so I was confident that all would be okay.
Yes the OB held DS first but I did not give that a thought until I read your question. I held DS within 5 minutes of his birth and I did not let him go until I wanted to. There was no recovery room, we went straight back up to my room so the was no problem with the fact that I could not walk for a few hours. In fact loved that it meant that my DH had some hands on bonding moments which he may not have had if I was able to get out of bed, eg bubs first bath.
I really loved my c-section experience, my waters did break so I experienced that natural event so I know that my son was ready to come..but even if my waters had not broken early I would not have felt robbed or that I missed out on anything.
I understand women suffering birth trauma from physical events but I admit that I do not really understand why someone feels ripped off by having a c-section or by not having all the things they dreamed of leading up to the birth. I accept that some women feel this way and I definitely respect their feelings and would not want to insult anyone, but I still do not understand it (which I think is okay, I do not have to understand but I do have to respect their right to feel sad,angry etc)