Far more people get fed up with using a course from the start because they are so pedantic
I do not understand why you assume that a good Polish course is a padantic course.
I did not write that you cannot learn Polish on your own. Of course you can.
You can learn Polish prenounciation 6 months or 2 weeks.
I know Poles love rules and structures in language
Hm, Polish is not English. POlish has a very logical but abstract grammar system which influences communication very much. You CANNOT avoid it.
But on the other hand if you learnt Polish on your own respect from me and I should be quiet.
I met very few people like this.
But mostly foreigners repeat that Polish is the hardest language and so on and do nothing effective to learn language of their children or wife/husbend. This is pathetic!
But pathetic is also reaction of Poles who really belive that Polish is soooooooooo dificult.
Actually this is a funny situation from my point of view (-: