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Home Screen Lag SOLVED! At least for me...
This is not about the S-Voice double tap lag thing. Feel free to skip to the bottom for the solution if you really don't care about the lead up...
Anyway, I'm the guy that pulled off the screen protector and then dropped The Precious (my girlfriend's name for it, not mine) and broke the screen. Finally paid the deductible and got my new phone.
After setting it up over the weekend and making sure it looked exactly the same as my old one, I wiped the broken phone and put it in the bag to ship off.
During the weekend, I started to notice that if I went into an app and then back out to the homescreen, that the phone would have a bit of lag loading the icons. This didn't happen when moving from the app drawer to the home screen, just moving from ANY app to the home. I was certain that this never happened on the old phone, so to make sure I wasn't crazy, or because I am, I retrieved the broken phone and powered it back up. After logging in, I let the phone reload all of my old apps. Once it was done, I set them side by side and went into an app and then back out to the home screen. New phone: lag. Old phone: no lag.
Searching the forums gave me the S-Voice double tap lag, but nothing exactly like what I was seeing. So then I did what thankfully only took about 20 minutes. I hunted down the setting that was the culprit. (FYI both phones had the newest LG8 update.)
Seems that in Menu > Settings > Developer Options the last section titled "Do not keep activities" was checked. This option says it destroys every activity as soon as the user leaves it. I thought this referred to apps so that you didn't have to force close things. Apparently this also means that the CPU has to use some processing power to redraw your personalized home screen every time you exit an app and go back to it.
Once I unchecked this box, I went to the home screen, watched it redraw my icons, and then it never had to do it again. I was back to a no lag phone!
Hope this helps someone else who may be pulling their hair out or like I was, ready to ship the phone back for a replacement.