A couple, David? That's a bit optimistic, isn't it? The West built itself up on a capitalist model for a very long time. Poland, to its credit, made the transition from communism to capitalism quite well, all things considered.
I heard that in late 70s Great Britain was to be the first country in world's history who would jump back from developed countries group to developing countries group. But Thatcher rescued GB from that black scenario. Isn't that you just forgot how it was due to 15 years of prosperity?
How much does a private english teacher earn in Poland?
few years ago it was 6000 PLN (I know that from Seanus comment)
Answer: they ain't spoiled! In the long run low wages kill productivity.
You talk like you'd be suggesting that Poles likes their low wages...