I know all the arguments against using a qualified, physician and having a baby in a hospital; but my thinking was that I didn't care about anything but being able to get immediate medical attention to the baby (either during the pregnancy or during the labor/delivery).
Personally, and if it weren't for wanting the quickest and best medical attention if the baby needed it, I would have preferred to go off in a room in my house and have my babies without anyone else around. I didn't see it as "about me", though; and I didn't see either the pregnancies or deliveries as anything other than something we go through to get to the important thing of having a live, healthy, baby (and concentrating on the more important stuff that goes on after the baby is all here).
My babies were brought home to a warm, cozy, personal, environment once they were born. Both were born in the presence of "sterile, hospital, equipment" (one 6 weeks early, upside down, and born in an hour and a half, and the other 3 weeks early with "some head issue" that didn't slow down the hour-and-a-half-or-so labor/delivery). One of my nephews was blue at the time he was born (cord problem). Another nephew (different mother) was born at a hospital after his mother tried going to a less "institutional" place with a midwife and ended up being wheeled across a busy street to get to the hospital when something went seriously wrong.
I, for one, am happy to have been born at a time and place when the best medical care is available to people whose labors might get complicated. Call me "old fashioned" (ironically, I guess), but all I cared about was what I believed offered my baby the safest possible environment in which to be born. I didn't want or need anything from my doctors other than their experience and training, and I didn't care about the "decor" of the room in which my babies arrived.