Am I correct in noticing that the auto-shifting of dates, only happens in timeline view? Not list view? Or am I missing something?
You are definitely not missing anything - that’s the way the Asana auto-shift feature was designed - it only works in timeline view,
Adding to what @Phil_Seeman has explained, you can learn more in the following guide article: https://asana.com/guide/help/tasks/dependencies#gl-auto-shifting-dates