I've heard they're crazy too and I know a lot of Arabian people won't touch them with a 10ft pole (except for halter).. but honestly, my Polish girls were crazier. :p My boy has one of the most willing, adorable, affectionate attitudes I've ever come across. He loves to explore new places, go on trails (and take the lead), and enjoys his job. After him I only want to own Straight Egyptians! My trainer's PSG stallion is SE (or like 90% SE) and I adore him... and another gelding of her's is SE and he loves me, so we always say the Egyptians are my calling lol.
Arabs in general have that stereotype.. but you know what, I think they just take a special kind of owner simply because they're the most intelligent breed! Perhaps I'm biased, but in my years of experience that certainly holds true lol