I was re-reading the section in the SRD about touch spells in combat, when I came across this little nugget:
"Many spells have a range of touch. To use these spells, you cast the spell and then touch the subject, either in the same round or any time later. In the same round that you cast the spell, you may also touch (or attempt to touch) the target. You may take your move before casting the spell, after touching the target, or between casting the spell and touching the target."
Now this seems, per RAW, to be pretty concrete, but I'm still having trouble wrapping my head around it. You can really cast the spell, move, and then make your touch attack with the spell, all in the same turn? It's not the "cast & touch with one standard action" that bothers me, that part makes sense. It's that you can squeeze a move action in the middle of it that seems so weird to me. Is this really the RAW? Or am I reading it way wrong?