So it's due for renewal soon?
Five years is a bit of a money grab from them. My UK one is valid for ten (and can be renewed online and delivered within three days (by a functioning post office)).
What I love about the UK drivers licence is that it has your address printed on it and can be used as proof of address. The downside is that every time you change addresses you have to get a new card, but their card renewal process is so easy, as you point out, that it's hardly an inconvenience at all.