In my experience everybody changes when living abroad for an extended time. You are immersed in a different culture, and that usually has a very positive effect.
The boneheads we seem to get probably will end up in jail. Thats if they go home, if they dont, they will probably end up in jail here!
These two comments have to be put together as I am fairly sure RN has never left his Mum's basement, his posts say a lot about him.
In britain its not normal to share a room with anyone except your wife or G/F let alone 6 other people.
That is not the truth for a large part of the new immigrants to Britain.
Also a lot of people emigrated because of economic necessity and if the opportunities were available to them at home they would not have gone, making them home sick.
A lot of non-Polish people in Poland also complain too much for my liking.
But I think that people should make the best of what they have, I dislike moaners from any nationality.Poles that have lived or live abroad are they different?
I have met a surprising amount of Poles who have returned to Poland from Ireland, as of late.
There is a marked difference in their attitudes and social skills (gift of the gabba :)