Not fair to PTE, they actually only had one price increase... my bigger gripe with them is a lack of presence this past year, and limited new stuff... They've not been on a tear of their usual new waves of stuff in a couple years. The last new things were only a couple playset items ultimately.
They've been years since they put out some sets too like the bridge, bunks, full tent, etc.
PTE has way more potential for goodness.
5 Below has a lot of other cool stuff... card games, goofy car stickets and tin signs, candy out the ying yang, lego minis... It's a store I could probably go in every day and come out with something... But yeah definitely a tad girly in there.