Well no more prosaic answers. I officially have the best description one can possibly create about learning Polish. Norman Davies, a British Historian, says it best.
"Everyone visiting Poland has to try and speak the language. After all,
its really not that difficult. In fact, the pronunciation is extremely regular.
All you need is a split palate, a rubber jaw, steel teeth, a forked tongue,
large gaps between your teeth to release the excess saliva, and twenty years
of practice. That's when you can say Kopiec Kościuszki without using an umbrella."
Thank dear sir, for adequately describing the Polish language. In those brief sentences you put into words what I've tried to explain for weeks.
*Norman Davies is a British Historian who lived and studied in Poland. The time he spent here developed into a profound love of the country and its history. This quote is from a guest lecture he gave at The Summer School of Polish Language and Culture at the Jagiellonian University in 1995.