Paper tape on the joints hide any movement better than mesh, it is also stronger. Mesh has to be applied with setting type compound for the initial, first coat, as per manufacturer and wallboard maker. The following coats can be other. I agree, wait until the hardwood's down.
Clothes taking longer to dry?
Clean the dryer screen in HOT water if using fabric softener sheets.
They leave a residue that impedes air-flow, costing you money.
Clean the ducting in the last six months? 17,000 dryer fires annually!