Yet - real Poles chose to do so. Could it be that they're more well informed than you are?
Well, don't know where you're from, but speaking personally - the areas I grew up in, worked in, etc (London & SE/E Anglia/Wessex)
---- they have pretty much gone down the drain in most respects except property prices which rose out of all proportion to common sense/local wages. Where I currently live when in the UK - was quite upmarket - now it is suffering in the same way. Sh*thole - many towns and cities can be defined thus, yes. But OK - the better parts of Surrey, better parts of Sussex, some parts of Dorset, some other fortunate spots - still not too bad.