If you've have a chaotic, you've still have one of the top weapons in the game...just not the most effective in the show, but it's the RS gold second best. Except you take part in PvP and PvM circles It's not considered "go-figured' or "good fought". However it's the way that many chaotics do. According to what I have heard it takes time to get the gloves, but not as much as a skill.
A great suggestion that you've offered, and it's something that Jagex seem to be slowly implementing: getting rid of competition, that is. The hunter DnD moths were instanced per player and then you could have private hunting areas. The bonfires removed competition and indeed encouraged players to train with other players. Runespan is a game that asks players to work together to locate the runesphere. It might be necessary to buy RuneScape gold upgrade the game in recent times.