Since the FAQ update their skimmers get at least a 3+ save against anything outside of 12 inches if they have Disruption Pods and they move. That's mostly because Devilfish are really fucking expencive compared to other transports, but you have to be REALLY unlucky for a Hammerhead to do anything other than dominate the battlefield.
Also Drones will save suits' asses so damn many times it's not even funny. Wait, yes it is, I made damn near a dozen saves with a shield drone in my broadside squad in a recent tourney. A single squad a crisis suits can glance nearly any not-landraider in a turn. Maybe two.
15 inch rapid fire on Pulse Rifles. That's an effective range of 21 inches. >>22080937
It's not really a surprise that Tau are still winning tourneys.