Yeah Sniper rifles don’t really serve much purpose this time around. On the other hand Melee and pet builds are much more viable then they ever have been. I believe a full Companion build is currently the fastest boss killer in many cases which is fun.
I feel like I have many more viable options for a build this time round. I have a Brr-zerker and a Graveborn, and with the Brr-zerker I’ve paired it with Stabbomancer, Clawbringer and spore-warden all with success at Chaos 20. I’ve also done a full on melee build in several flavors and been mostly successful. The downside with melee builds is there are several bosses that you just cannot hit in melee range which is a bummer.