It's mostly the list itself, which I find is an interesting balance between the typical young-white-dude-cinephile mindset (the stupidly high placements of Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption), and the more obtuse stuff that would be at home on a Sight & Sound/Cahiers du Cinema list (Shoah/Satantango etc.)
And cool! Glad to have you back in the UK. I'm still in London. As always. Fun times!
If you're interested in a slightly more arthouse top 250 films list, I'd check this one out. It's not perfect and has its own biases, but it's light-years ahead of the IMDb top 250. Your precious Stalker, for example, is at #35 - I cannot stand it, but understand that I'm in the cinephile minority on that one! - and there are two Bela Tarr films in the top 100 alone!
Also hi. Are you still in the Netherlands or back in the UK or somewhere else exotic!?