I have to admit, my Aikido classes are the very highest priority in my life. After work, anyway. I wouldn't DREAM of skipping one unless the cause was pretty unavoidable.
Indeed, if my house-mate (the one who got me into Aikido) even starts to think about skipping a class to study or some such, things start going kerfluie in her life.
I'm a bit jealous of your ability to train five days a week. I've been threatening to try talking sensei into adding another class, but ten classes a week! Actually color me R0, G255, B0. . .
Sounds like we are cut from the same cloth!
Our dojo has no classes over the Thanksgiving weekend (Th-Sun), so a bunch of us are going in on Saturday for an afternoon of exam prep and open mat training.
Good luck getting that class added.