When using the following replacement pattern for all nodes (to get 'hackable' urls that respect the menu hierarchy):
I then create a node with title 'Subnode' which is a child of the node 'Parent node'. This will give me a node with the alias /parent-node/subnode. Now when I move the node one level up and change its (menu)title, so that Subnode is now a 'toplevel' node. The [node:title] part gets changed but the [node:menu-link:parents:join-path] not.
The 'Generate automatic URL alias' checkbox is checked.
Now when choose 'Update URL Alias' from the dropdown list in the content pane (/admin/content) the url does get updated properly.
Why doesn't it get updated right away?