All is good with my battery life since uninstalling widget locket. Got 32 hours from my last charge which is what I used to get before update.
Have tried a couple of free lockscreens since then, but none are as feature rich as WL and I really miss it.
Who was it that said developer was working on a fix? Any news on that? I'd really rather not have to purchase another app to get the features I'm used to from WL.