My wife and I have gone through a lot in the past 5 years, and having kids always seemed like a given but now at least I feel like I really don't know. There's some depressive thoughts that get in the way, but at the same time I've seen friends/siblings who've had kids and I really don't know if I want to give up so much of my freedom. A lot of these days I'm just really grateful and don't want to mess with that. Plus my wife and I also have pretty successful careers where we work a lot so something would have to change drastically.
You can't really think about 'giving up your freedoms' I think something kicks in after you have kids, where maybe your outlook is different/you want different things? If that makes sense? Plus as the kids get older, they likely will start to align with your interests and that is when things really take off. (Hockey Games, Football games, Couch Co-op, Traveling, Disneyland, lego building etc)