No a battery pull is not a Option but a Soft Reset is.! Here is how you Perform the Soft Reset witch is the Same as a Batt pull..
It could be you have a 3rd Party Application causing the issue! When you got your Maxx the First Day and set it Up and was working with it and then through the First week How did it perform was there any issues with it that you could o curing if therer wasn't then as i mention i would put Your Maxx into Safe Mode and try it that way for a Days and see how she Does if she responds better then you know it's a Application causing the Problem.. Give this a try and hang in there.. We can look at different Avenues but give that a Try First.. Ok Here is how to put your Maxx into safe Mode
What is safe mode and how do I use it with the DROID RAZR?
Safe mode is a method that allows the device to run without non-essential applications. This is beneficial for troubleshooting 3rd party applications.
Disable Safe mode