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I'm a bit of a gimmicks player. I love taking obscure rules and trying to optimize it a bit. So in this case, I was wanting to take the multiple touch attack spells and apply sneak attack to them multiple times in a single round. Of course, there are other touch attack sources (a few rods), but I was wanting to work with these spells specifically.
To be fair, the rules always implied it to be that way - the rules on holding a charge say "You can touch one friend as a standard action or up to six friends as a full-round action. Alternatively, you may make a normal unarmed attack (or an attack with a natural weapon) while holding a charge." It makes no sense that touching an enemy would be a free action when touching a friend takes a standard action, and the word 'normal' in "normal unarmed attack (or an attack with a natural weapon)" is clearly about it not being a touch attack. RAW, the FAQ actually only enabled something previously impossible, namely making touch attacks to enemies in subsequent rounds.
Thats certainly one argument, I interpreted the rules differently. Why is getting a full attack with punches, aiming for unprotected areas, easier than touching them without aiming for unprotected areas? I wasn't hoping for "free actions", I was hoping for the same treatment as attacks/full attacks (hence the attack roll), though I guess other "attacks" also can only be done as standards (grapples, overruns, repositions, etc...).
I'm sure theres a thread somewhere going through the arguments, this thread wasn't meant to get into the rules.