I always think it's a big silliness to compare kids to any other kids. It may not be a "better" thing to talk early or on time or whatever -- maybe this pre-talking time is going to lead to them being the world's greatest artists or writers or who knows what? I think you should just let them teach you patience with that as they no doubt do with anything else.
I will say though that we didn't do any PL stuff -- we just went naked all the time at home and kept the potty out in the living room and whenever I had to pee, I shouted with laughter and fun, "QUICK, PEE PEE COMING," and we all ran to the big potty. My guy was done with dipes daytime at around 20 months with this method.