Default How is the stock rom nowadays?

I've been noticing that some devices just play better with a rooted stock.

I haven't touched the Nook HD+ in what feels like around 6 months now. Has the touch sensitivity been improved on stock? Any speed improvements? I'm willing to try stock again especially now that the built in security stuff can be disabled. That was a major annoyance when my tablet reseted and a reason I went custom.