Hulk no. There's definitely a recent bug/change in operation.
Now the swipe up to try and dismiss apps freezes and you have to try again by going back to the home screen.
It used to be much smoother and a one step process. Now it takes deliberate actions to either change apps or close one.
It's hard to describe exactly what happens. But it's definitely not working as smoothly as before.
It also doesn't always get to the place where the screenshot button appears. It's like the apps get stuck half way.