We just returned from our first holiday to Hurghada (having been to Sharm 8 times in previous years before UK stopped flying there) and having read lots of posts here I was a little concerned with the airport security on our return. However I just wanted to say it was easy, seamless and didn't take long or much hassle at all - despite being pulled over to have our suitcases opened and checked. We found all the security staff to be pleasant, polite and efficient.
On our arrival we got out visas from the banks as advised here and helped a few others to do the same but boy do the reps try and entice you away to them! Thanks goodness I knew what to do and to ignore them.
Thanks everyone for all the help I have read here. We will be back to Hurghada again.