It is no secret that Crusaders have been at rock bottom for at least the last 3 seasons, the crusader has no place in the metta and falls behind almost every other class in almost every single roll. However, we did see bliz try to reestablish some sort of place for the crusader by buffing the hammerdin build - but alas it wasn't enough and crusader still seems to be the dry spec of poop stuck to the bottom of an old excretion bucket.
But maybe there is hope for the Cader yet with the new patch 2.6.1:
after reading the patch notes I realized that most of the major buffs in damage percentages on items were for the crusader - furthermore the blessed hammer skill got a major damage increase and all in all this may bring the Hammerdin 4 man trash clear build on par with Arachyr WD. Is arachyr WD the best trash clear build? no. But unless you are looking to push gr 110, I belive the new hammerdin will be more than viable for next season.