Those with residence permits can work freely.
Excellent news. Let's hope it will encourage people to study here.
they have failed miserably at exploring the much better options
Not everybody has the same range of options. People choose a country to move to for all sorts of reasons, perhaps they have friends studying here, perhaps they want to travel round central Europe, perhaps they want to meet girls (or boys), perhaps look for someone to marry. Sometimes people just want a new experience. And Poland is be a great place.
Very, very rarely is Poland a viable educational option, and then only for graduate students who have already specialized in Polish affairs and who already know Polish, or for select STEM
Given the thousands who come to Poland to study each year (and this number is increasing year on year) I'd say it's very viable indeed.
Remember that not everyone wants to study sciences. Some choose Arts, some Humanities. Anyone thinking of studying here and is potentially deterred by your hundreds of negative posts would do very well to click on your username. They will find that you come here largely to deter people, more often than not people with dark skin or Muslims, from coming here to work or study. Fortunately the ever increasing number of people freely choosing to study and work here shows that people can make their own mind up.