However, what is Poland really like for the expat?
Difficult if you don't speak the language - you simply cannot rely on someone being able to understand even basic English, and so you have to adapt. But if you have someone Polish - then it's much, much easier.
What are the people like? Friendly?
Yep, the people are generally friendly - unless they work for the State.
The, well, bit grim weather?
It's actually not as bad as the UK - yep, it's colder, but it's much drier too. It hasn't rained here in weeks - and right now, the skies are blue and the sun is shining. It's still absolutely freezing, mind - but it's much more pleasant than the constant rain in the UK.
The language? I have started learning but it seems a bit more difficult compared to my French and Spanish learning days.
It's a doddle to pick up once you're actually here - though I agree, it does seem more difficult - probably because of the weird alphabet.
And how do you guys feel who live there compared to your previous countries of residence? I am interested to know.
I prefer it to the UK, simply because the pace of life is considerably slower. People are more relaxed here - even the local drunks seem more chilled out. And the lack of kids getting drunk in parks is very very notable.