Seems to be a change that has been effected with new version, in user account creation. To replicate this enable the setting (Require email verification when a visitor creates an account) on account section.
Previously, a user would sign up and get the redirect link to set up a new password and once set redirects to login, but this is not there anymore.
Now the user is presented a one time link that offers the user a login button, once the user clicks on login, the next page is the dashboard. User has to go to settings section and change password. But they will not be able to do this because a mandatory field on current password is there, which the user has not set.
My quick fix has been to disable the setting (Require email verification when a visitor creates an account). This enables the user to set up a password on account creation, then this doesn't allow email verfication.
Anyone else who's noticed this?