I'm curious. There have been a lot of 5-string basses being sold right now on eBay and in the Talkbass classifieds. I formulated a poll to see where a lot of folks lie. I actually was a guitar player for years before switching to bass, and picked up a 5-string for that reason. After years of having a low B in the way I never used, I switched to 4-string. I don't know if I could ever go back.