Weird title but I couldn't figure out how to make it shorter!

Basically, if you've had an "epidural birth" and a "non-epidural birth" , both vaginal, how do you compare the experience in your mind? Pros, cons? Definite preference? If you were to do it again, what would you do?

My experience: Horrible 24-hr induced labor, about 8 hours spent in transition (yes, a nightmare), wasn't allowed to get an epidural, DRs & I wanted to avoid a CS bc I was only allowed gen. anesthesia. So I really want an epi next time but I wonder how I'll "push" without feeling the contractions...?