No I do not think you are missing anything. I still have and occasionally use a fuji MX500. Now very old in terms of digital cameras. The time lag between pressing the shutter release and the shutter opening was such that there was time to make a cup of tea.
I found this off-putting, after my use of SLRs, until I became used to it and recognised the shortcomings.
Some time ago I was upgraded to a Minolta Dimage5.
This was chosen as it was quoted in the specifications that the time lag for the shutter release was one tenth of a second. Not ideal but much better.
I would have thought that Nikon would have addressed this problem.
It is an often missed spec that to me is important. Difficult to get info from camera sites.
What is the time lag on your Nikon quoted as?
I think you will begin to anticipate movement if you use the camera enough.
Regards Brian j