It sounds like you have a problem with your view definitions.
I'm not sure how to reset the GTD views, but you might try the gtd admin program.
My 'Active Tasks by Project (GTD)' view has automatic formatting set up to make the task with action = project be bold.
Also, your 'Project List (GTD)' view should be a list of just the bolded master projects and your somedayed projects. In mine, the filter is set up as Master Project Exists.