Well, I'm laying out a book so. . . yeah, the format from page 1 is going to repeat. Which is why I attempted to put the text frames on the facing master pages. And yes, for now I can just create guides on the master pages where I want the frames to go, but the point is: it doesn't currently function the way I would logically think. "If I can put a text frame on the master page, and all other items I put on that master page are duplicated (like the page header and page numbering), then I can logically assume that the text frame will be duplicated and work like a text frame that I create once, manually."
I guess my question is, will it eventually work the way I expect it to, or is my reasoning on the way it should work faulty?