After dealing with highly so called eductaed Poles on a day to day basis it really is a breath of fresh air to have a UK investor visit and generally do business with non Poles to bring me back to reality and restore faith in the EU society.
it is related to the fact that Polish people are still learning to do bussiness with the Western people. Just because you don't like and have a problem in dealing with Polish bussiness people does not put them into a category of unskilled bussinessmen - there is a culture differance and I know some really smart Polish bussiness people - my sister is one of them and she is doing very well trading with Germans and French - so.....
On the whole in my opinion English people and certainly Western Europeans are better educated in the cultures of life
western type of life - which I think is not a big loss in general for Poland since not all the western values are that good even for westerners;). I would not call a value lack of good manners for eg, which you haven't showned yet, so perhaps the eucation of so called life in general is not that beneficial for you after all.