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starship-design: a minor queston

Whenever i see references to building colonies at the earth-moon
lagrangian points, they always seem to refer to "L5"  as opposed to the
other stable point L4.  is there a reason for this?  is one more stable
than the other? does one of them offer better asteroid protection
(trailing behind the moon, albiet by 60) are there other advantages? 
or is this just one of those things...
Nels Lindberg