Crab and kick will work for anything you fly (high wing, low wing, swept wing, spoilers, jet, props). Cross control will work for some of the planes you fly.
The choice is yours. Practice the technique for all. Practice the technique for some.
You obviously haven't flown the mighty Embraer Brasilia - EMB-120. Try the crab and kick technique with that plane in a strong cross wind and you'll end up so far centerline you'll think you're on a parallel runway, plus you'll severely side load the mains. There's only one way to land the Bro in a cross wind brother, upwind mains first, downwind mains second.
Wing down works just fine in the DA-20; it is what I teach. Of course it has wing like a trainer airplane and ailerons the size of most airplanes flaps. In the L-188 and DC-9 we had to crab and kick if we anything above a minor X-windWing down on the King Air 350 but I was tought crab and kick touchdown level on sweep wings.
Almost like its older brother the DC-3 don't take out the X-wind correction before slowing to a taxi speed But on the 9 don't get that spoiler up before touchdown.When planning on landing with a strong crosswind, make sure the ground spoilers get armed, and make sure they come up after touchdown. If you don't, you may find the upwind wing coming back up after the downwind wheels touch down even with full aileron into the wind. I know the DC-9 can do it!
Of course then there is the B-52, which I understand you do not use either technique. You crap the wheels and land in a crap, no wing down, no kick, just land looking out the side window. Any B-52 drivers care to confirm?
Jakebud, Murphy's Law being what it is, I've always wondered if, after a very long mission, someone ever dialed the correction in the wrong direction. I imagine that would lead to a sporty ride on touchdown.The airplane has a huge knob at the aft end of the center pedestal. With said knob, you simply dialed in the correct amount of crab angle for the main gear. You then simply landed in a crab, with the main gear at the set angle off centerline.