I seem to recall a Forum member had their floor replaced at JC and they did the same thing. They pulled out the cabinets, put in flooring, and then put the cabinets on top of them. This is not only wrong, but costs a lot more in time and flooring.
No floor, glued or not, should go under a wall, cabinet or other fixed item. Everything expands and contracts with temperature changes, some more than others. In a house where the temp changes are much less, this still can be a problem. Even ceramic or porcelain tile installed with adhesive like thinset should leave a space by the wall—about 1/4". You wouldn't think tile expands and even so, thinset has pretty strong bond, but the tile can move. That's why drywall cracks when the house framing moves (there are solutions to avoid that, but many contractors ignore them).
Loose lay flooring probably moves more and opens up space between tiles or panel, but it can be moved back. It has the advantage that you can look at what is below it. Glued flooring may stay in place, but the expansion/contraction cycle will still act to move everything at different rates or break the glue bond (especially if a glue breaks down at very low or high temps).
Though cutting the vinyl just in front of cabinets creates a way for water to pool, the same things happens with any properly installed flooring.
There are all sorts of woodworking and carpentry fixes to deal with expansion and contraction. Joints are glued and nailed to keep them together (doesn't always work), moldings are often used to cover possible cracks and movement, panels in doors actually float inside grooves.