I feel the same way about that. It’s quite silly to have a secondary swipe to unlock. The only reason I think they do that is because of the re-vamp of the notification screen. They’re trying to make it more useful and engaging, along with the widget / spotlight pane. There should be an option to go directly to the homes screen or back into the apps where you left off.
I don’t like using faceID or touch id for that matter. I’m weirded out by the facial recognition. It’s unnerving to know it’s constantly recording and looking at me. I don’t store any personal info on the phone other than the obvious phone number and name. I know it’s encrypted and only stored on the chip but it still weirds me out. haha! Machine learning and adaptive AI is interesting though. I’m just glad it’s optional, for now.