When we first implemented EC recurring, the old workflow would pop up for recurring even when we wanted the new one. So instead of setting up a recurring payment immediately, we did a single payment, followed by a recurring payment starting in one month.
This is terrible because Donor Services can't find the subscription based on the initial payment, and the PayPal console has no good way to search subscriptions, only payments. [T170470]
Stop doing the workaround, and just set up a recurring payment starting now.