I've never owned or gigged with more than a 5 piece set. But my days playing a 5 piece were short lived as I discovered I much preferred a 4 piece. 2 crashes ride and hi hat. Which payed off well at the height of my gigging life when our main venue was a 2 story club with no elevator and the stage and playing area was on the second story. Those days cemented me staying with a 4 piece.