I guess I can't complain...
So, my point. Last night, each of the three LFR bosses dropped a tier token for me.
AMR, the hands were not. So I returned the hands (still have token) in hopes that the upgrade system makes them more viable later on. I at least now have the 2-item set bonus.
Why return the hands for the token? I had read on one of the wowhead comments that I could upgrade the tier token using valor points. That upgraded token, would return upgraded gear, whereas once I turned in the token, the gear did not have upgrade options. Little did I realize, the 'upgrader' npc is simply a hologram in 5.2.