Now, I expect to be slated...
Nope. Great review, i only have a few problems.
Poland is one of the most materialistic societies I have encountered. Far more so than any other 'western' country.
It's not materialism, it's a game of catch up. Americans are by far the most materialist in the world. If anything, poles like to do things for "show" because it makes them feel better than their neighbour when they have a slightly better car, for instance.
So generally you are wrong on this point.
Taxes / Health system.
population of hypochondriacs.
racism and homophobia in a society.
Somewhat true. Most racists in poland are the older generations. The younger poles seem to be more open, less religious (religion = evil IMO). I found a lot of brits as closet racists - they come out when you talk about how immigrants are taking advantage of the "system" in the UK.
You need to read more about this event.
About 90% of her former friends, classmates etc have left Poland.
This brain drain has slowed over the past 2 years, and as a matter of fact it is reversing due improvements in poland - eg. PLN worth more.
Been like that for ages > Pan, Pani, magister, dr, etc you can't say "you" to a stranger.
Prices are next.
Prices are ridiculous, i agree. But poles don't buy their clothes in "galerie", they go elsewhere. Galeria's are only for viewing purposes and ideas for what kind of fashions to buy.