Hold on... If you are close to 480 or at around 485. I consider that top gear.
If you really mean top gear like 500 item level, then you won't reach it until the next LFR 5.2
Why worry about being top when you are casual?
I'm a boomkin with 482 item level. I am close to top in DPS in LFR on any boss fight. So to me that's top already.
It's like brand names, everyone wants the top brand. It's not necessary. People who are infatuated with top means they will work their butt off for it or hardcore. I been there... not worth it.
Just the way the world works.
I couldn't agree more with this.