After I resolved the problem of hardwired network connection on PI 3B+ by flipping it to a wireless connection, see the original thread here,
the April update has caused the Wi-Fi connection to act almost as badly. The wired connection is somewhat better, and This thread seems to provide further relief.
The ‘real world’ status is such that while I can watch content by myself, the unit is no longer usable in a family environment, (occasional stutters, Wi-Fi connection takes 90 seconds to load a title compared to <10 sec previously, skipping chapters cause a hang-up etc)
In addition to any thoughts on a resolution for this problem, whether any thought had been given to some sort of LTS strategy