There should be a setting to define (in terms of number of days) what is “Upcoming” and what is “Later”. For people 1 week would be upcoming, and 1 week + would be later… others might want to keep it a month.
Based on this setting, Asana should automatically categorize tasks as Now, Upcoming, Later. The need to manually change this category, makes it less useful. If you have 100s of tasks across various projects, it is practically waste of time to go thru all the tasks every singe day and change its category manually, defeats the whole purpose.
Once such setting is in place, then no need for this automation (Recurring task in Later Section). A recurring task could be daily (which means it should be in “Now” section or it can be a weekly or monthly or yearly… a yearly task should go in later.
So I think this automation is not needed if task due date level automation is done.