I've seen Poland in many videos and tv shows and the cities look pretty...so I'm sure if I visited I would love it...
You remind of the Poles here who think England is about Micheal Caine/James Bond movies, where the streets are paved with £20 notes etc. As someone who is very disenfranchised myself from Western Culture myself I often shake my head at such naivety.
Speaking of which - what would you say to an Eastern European whose idea of the US was Hollywood movies, Sex and the City/Two and a Half Men, and that even if you're an idiot you can just go on TV as a reality contestant and earn movie through interviews and appearances? Your eyebrows would hit the roof, I'm sure.
I too was enamoured with Polish culture (and the girls were a nice addition) - That's why I took interest here. I had already taken a somewhat keen interest in the language, and when I found out about the Tatry (I'm an avid mountaineer) my decision was set - To vacation here
Even after making friends and meeting my (now ex) girlfriend during this vacation, and everything in general being amazing I still visited a further 3 times, and saved up 20k zloty in savings before I took the plunge 1 year later. You cannot and must not just pack and go without multiple visits and coming here with enough financial security to last a year unsupported by work.
And most importantly, you MUST
accept the concept that life here will be more difficult. And you will probably have to be more frugal with spending. I was already frugal, and frankly my life was too easy and I wanted to exit my comfort zone so adjusting was not only easier than most people I presume but it has also been a welcoming process.