It is fascinating to see the gloves vs. chaos debate. It's hard to determine the time differences between chaotics and gloves. I do not know the exact RuneScape Gold time-limits. However the levels of combat and quests required require you to have more skills. (On an excellent team, you may be able to get to chaos with just a good combat skill) however, they still require you to work hard. It's possible that they've messed up the content in this section, though it's equally possible that 90+ weapons that have more demanding requirements are close to being just right around the corner...though those would have been hyped in the html5 blog.
If you have a chaotic, you've still have one of the top weapons in the game...just not the best in show, but it's the second best. Except you participate in PvP and PvM circles, it's not considered 'go-figured or "good fighting". But, that's the osrs equipment buying sites way that a lot of chaotics are. According to what I have been told it takes time to get the gloves, but not as much as a talent.