If your driving habits are NOT SEVERE....than switching to a dino using a 5K OCI....makes sense. 5K on a synthetic IMO, is a waste of good oil that could go much further.
Have heard good reports on Mobil Super 5000....and think that would be an excellent switch for your situation and 5K OCI's.
Agree with KC....on trying another filter to see if that will help the noise problem at startup. Might consider using a Fram ULTRA....and using it through two OCI's (i.e. 2 X 5000). Its reasonably priced (@ WM), and considered one of the best high-end filters available..