I was just in the UK. I hadn't been to Europe in 4 years and I forgot about the differences in common Euro toilets compared to US ones. I'm sure others could write more authoritatively than I, but one thing I noticed is that the more cavernous shape and less water really amplifies things. So if you're used to crapping in a US commode, shitting in Europe makes you feel like all your dumps are really big dumps. Based on the sound. And maybe that might make you feel good about yourself.