To clarify, yes, I run a custom ROM on my phone. I thought to myself "I'm going to flash this and keep it stable because I need to depend on it for work".
Almost a full month later, I'm finding that the interface is lagging, apps don't spring open with the same swiftness that they used to, and in general, I'm finding I need to reboot more often. Nothing is critically wrong, logcats don't seem to show any malfunctioning, it's just.....sluggish.
Flashing the ROM over again is starting to feel like Windows; I reinstall fairly often to keep it running smooth, but if it's something I'm doing wrong, I'm entirely open to suggestions. As I grow older and less obsessed with flashing anything I see on XDA, I want to keep something stable and dependable.