@jon357, I don't claim that Poland is a more interesting tourist destination than Italy or the UK. It isn't. So, if someone from the US, for example, would have a once in a life time opportunity to visit Europe he or she would obviously go to one of the bigger, richer Western countries that are a "must see" in Europe. That's why I asked johnny_reb if he ever been to Europe at all.
However, if someone from the US, for example, has Polish roots and is interested in visiting Poland for that reason, then such a person can spend a few days in Poland and then use Poland as a base to visit other European countries, since Europe isn't that terribly big. You can go to Germany or visit Prague in the Czech Republic or even go somewhere further.
Also, there are people in Europe who've already seen all those "must see" places and would like to discover something new or different. To see different architecture, find out about different history (for example communist stuff) and customs, check out the local food. And Poland is cheaper than the West, so it can be a plus too.
In my opinion Poland isn't boring. There are no boring countries, there are just boring people, imho :) There are even Poles visiting Transnistria, so expand your horisons, people lol
I've seen videos of two travellers-youtubers (an Irish guy and a German-Italian woman) who were sightseeing Poland for three months
Here's a video in which they're summing up their trip to Poland. They've concluded that Poland is undiscovered and underrated and they're planning to come back :):
@jon357, what can I say, I'm a sucker for Christmas lights and not everyone is as jaded and well-travelled and experienced as you are :)))