Only $5? Not too bad considering the economy. We have the executive membership and AmEx card and get most of our membership fee back in rewards anyway. A minor membership fee increase will not stop or slow our shopping there.
Better off with the Executive membership for $110..you get back your money each year in form of a rebate check and believe me you will spend at least $6000 on the year so that you recoup your 110..and if you don't they say they will give you back the difference..