Anyways this last time, I installed only the rom, and no Gapps at all. I guarantee I had done a factory wipe, wiped the cache, and wiped the dalvik cache. Once I booted, and got through the setup wizard (which still gave problems, but made it through), to my surprise the play store was there, along with a could other gapps.
This is pretty much close to what I wanted, as I would prefer to have only the play store, and nothing else and then selectively install the others. but I'm just wondering how it happened? I was under the impression I should have no play store without gapps, and that I shouldn't have had any gapps after a fresh wipe and new rom install.