I had a c-section and a VBAC. My c-section recovery was easier than most people I know. My VBAC was an incredibly difficult delivery (3 hours of pushing and forceps assistance). Even at that my recovery from the VBAC was a million times easier than recovering from the c-section. I'm hoping against hope for a second successful VBAC because I shudder at the thought of a c-section recovery with two other kids at home.
Obviously if there's a strong reason that it is far safer for me and/or the baby I will go for a c-section without a second thought, but I hope that doesn't happen.