I am a Western girl who happens to know some Egyptian men and some other Muslim men as well. And I can assure you that, like in any other case, you cannot generalize this group of people either.
Yes, like population in general they are much more conservative that Westerners. But some of them are not conservative at all (though, very few of them, according to my experience). Then, those who are conservative might be a bit conservative, not too much conservative, pretty much conservative or very conservative.
Yes, there are Egyptian men who try to use or abuse Western women (as you mentioned in your other question). But, as you surely know, there are also Western men who try to use or abuse women, though usually in a little bit different way. So, there are good guys and bad guys everywhere and it is up to you to find out which group of people your guy belongs to.
Finally, even if a guy is conservative (though, not extremely), that doesn't mean he is not ready to make compromises or even to fully except you the way you are, but he has to love you really lot. It happens rarely, but it DOES.
What you need to do is to find out yourself the character, preferences and priorities of your guy. I am not saying that it is not useful to get to know his culture for this purpose, on the contrary. Therefore, I suggest you to try to get to know other Egyptian people, to find out the most common beliefs and practices in their life, but only to understand the behaviour of your guy, never to suppose that he is the same.
For example, you must know that it is not true that in Islam a woman is considered less important or worth than a man. I am not Muslim and I don't know too much about Islam, but I know that, according to this religion, a man and a woman have different roles (his primary duty is to provide for family and her primary duty is to raise kids and take care of home), but that doesn't mean that woman's role (being a mother and a wife and a housewife) is considered to be less important than that of man, on the contrary. This might help you a lot to understand his acts: like, if he doesn't treat you with (enough) respect, it is not because of his religion and, no, love won't change him nor any "enlightening" will. It is because he is a bad guy.
And according to Islam, a woman can work as long as she manages to fulfill her primary duty well, so if he asks you to stay at home, it is not his religion, it is him.
I could go on and on, but you already got my point and you know now why I am saying you should learn something about his religion and culture (at least go to Wikipedia and stay at Y!A), then many things will be clear to you. This way you will get to know the real him. But never generalize, please.
You can e-mail me any time if you have some particular questions or you feel I could be of more help. Good luck!
P.S. One of the things I believe you should definitely ask him if you start thinking of marrying him is what he plans to do about raising his future daughters. You will probably not have some big differences about raising boys, but raising girls might be a completely different issue. Again, it doesn't have to be, but you had better ask. Besides, you could find out a lot from this question.
Have met a lot of Egyptian and other Muslim guys, both good and bad (like in any other group of people), but only had good experience. The only "secret" is common sense (like in any other case), which means you shouldn't worry :) .