I'm thinking about going 5 string. I have read a number of posts concerning the differences but thought I'd start another. I have been playing a 4 string for a while and I've tried a few 5s. It is a little awkward at first but it makes sense to me that it would actually end up being "easier" to play. By that I mean alot of the time you would not have to play the lower notes at the head end of the neck. This is where it is hardest for me to strech my middle and ring fingers apart. Not that I want to completely avoid that, but it would just generally be easier to play the lower notes on the B string further from the neck. Do others find this to be true?