I had the 4 string version. I'd still be using it, but have found out that I am a short scale guy. For around $200, I don't know how you can do better. The controls are easy to understand. It has a nice palette of sounds. I can't speak to the five string neck, but I found mine easy enough to play. It balanced nicely, but then the five string neck could make it heavier.
May this be the best day you ever had and the worst you ever will. Trinity House Mudslinger, Short Scale Bass Club #159,Squier Jaguar SS Bass # 15, OFBPOAC #23