How did you get Liquid Layout to default to Master? I cannot get it to change its default setting of Off. Did you start with a one-page document and set the LL to Master and then proceed to make many pages and/or new documents?
Your right, I should mention my set up. I am on the latest version of Adobe InDesign CC (2014). When I create a new document I use the Default 'Digital Publishing' preset, however I have noticed that regardless of the preset I use, the LL rule remains on master.
I have also tried to create a new document, change the LL rule to off and then save my workspace as well as trashing my preferences, both have not worked.
Try turning off Primary Text Frame when you make that new document. It seems to change the game up.
Hmm, the preset I have been using already has Primary Text Frame turned off. I turned it on to see if it change, but there was no difference. I also tried other presets and checked off Primary Text Frame and the LL was still set to Master