there is a higher proportion of hoarders here than elsewhere
Show a link to statistical data of any sort, supporting your claim, otherwise I say you just lie. :-)
[I put a smiley here because I really do not care that much about the topic of the discussion. I just dislike that people twist facts to match their weak hypotheses.]
Did you actually care to look at the images I posted? Did you see those terrible examples of hoarding, captured on camera? That's USA, not Poland.
who think they know modern life in Poland
Irrelevant and frankly - not anybody's business. You know nothing about me in this respect. One of the arguments used here before was that hoarding is a habit of older people. So I have known many of them, like my parents, aunts, etc. and I can draw my own conclusions. And I know many young people too - both in Poland and in here. Besides, the topic mentions "Polish partners" not "partners in Poland".
On a personal note: I have visited many houses of my friends over the years - both Canadian and Polish, 100 places maybe? And that includes not only their living rooms, but also recreation rooms in the basements, and work areas with tools with work benches. Only three of them would qualify as hoarders - all three are Canadians.
And I resent putting me into hoarders category by definition of being Polish. Don't you dare. :-) I am one of the birds (as opposed to bushes), changing homes every so often, and reducing amount of electronic equipment, computers, papers, books, and furniture during every move.