I know the earliest VR lenses required that. I had the first VR 24-120. It had a bad reputation as being soft, but that was caused by people just shooting without the half second pause. Once I learned that, my images with that lens were stellar. I believe the other early VR lens, the 80-400 was the same.But don't you have to hesitate a brief moment to let VR "settle down" after pressing the shutter button?
I use my 70-200 this way, when I shoot sports.These days VR technology has matured. VR lenses are used for sports, birding, photojournalism, grandchildren ..., There are lots of situations where fast shooting is a must and VR lenses are usually used in these situations, not so much for slower shutter speeds, but for VR's ability to stabilize the image while the camera is being moved.