Yeah its not to tough for EU members so they imagine it is like that for Americans...it is not. That is not going to work for me either.
I think really you are looking at this in doom and gloom and need to remain positive as I know a few Americans in Lublin who have opened their own business and I will give them a phone call and see if they have time to advise you in anyway they can.
Try to contact Harry as well on this site as he is VERY knowledgeable on this subject; you can find him through the search feature in the top right hand corner.
Everyone tells internet tales of how simple they did this or that but it never works like that in real life...
It depends doesn't it! As my wife who is Polish deals with all of the legal side and it's easier for Polish to argue with these people than us. :)