The main difference between Poland then and now is that during the miserable real-socialism era people had money, but couldn't buy anything because shop shelves were empty (the symbol of downfall of communism are mustard and vinegard as the only 'shelf fillers') and now they can buy whatewer they want, but many can't afford it.
Everyone would have money now as well if there was nothing to buy. It's called "forced savings".
All their pent up wants/needs released...is it no wonder there is no money?
I saw 40-year-olds squealing around in sports cars like a 20 year olds...(1994)...