It's more about what register you want to pay in Han ease of following a guitarist, which you normally would be doing by ear to some degree, but it depends on what your musical situation.
Will you be playing parts where the bass drops down to low D or further? What if the guitarists tune down?
One of the main uses of a fiver is to be able to play in different keys without moving up and down the neck; it gives you more flexibility choosing positions and fingerings
Finally, what will you be doing all the way up in the register? Will you be soloing a lot, or chording, is there a reason you want the top string.
Let the music dictate your choice, not some barely relevant detail like following the guitarist. Your a bassist, you should be driving the band, anyway!