Obviously, I want to provide the option for recurring but I do not want it to load the page with default recurring selected. I think this is the way most administrators would want it to work. Should be simple, right?
This is what you want:
There are several ways to go about adding this [and not sure this is the best one - but it's one that I understand, it's what I typically do] - on Drupal 7:
In the theme's template.php - when preprocessing a page - I'll insert js - based on path:
So if we're on a
civicrm/event/transact url -> then load
civicrm-recurring.js file lives in the theme's js directory and looks like: