Well ................ I played 5-String basses (Jackson, Schecter and most recently a Status - all tuned B-E-A-G-D) almost exclusively for about 15 years. Working in 3 piece Blues/Rock/Boogie bands.
I went back to a conventional 4-String (Fender P) a couple of years ago when I joined a 60s/70s/80s band and I now play 4 string basses most of the time. I also do occasional church and classic rock gigs with another band, usually with a 4-String bass. The 5-String rarely goes out of the house these days.
Switching from 4 to 5 strings and back to 4 strings didn't cause me any problems, and I haven't had any complaints from other band members.
For me it comes down to 'Personal Preference' .