Actually, cast cams have very little flex, just like cast cranks. One of the problems with 86XX series steel is that it does twist. That is one of the main reasons to go to a larger diameter base circle. Bill Jenkins used to use non-relieved cams, meaning there was no undercut between the lobes, to get rid of some of the effects of twisting. However, if it doesn't twist, it can snap in half. So the roller cams are made springy in the center and hard on the outside wear surface. The hardness of roller cams only goes about .060"-.125" deep, but the outer hardness is over 55 Rockwell "C". That's why when you have a roller cam reground, it can't be changed too much, or the case hardening will be ground away. Don't ask how I know that.
A solid roller cam is a real bargain at $350. I'm sure UDHarold will agree. There is a lot of labor that goes into a SR cam. A "billet" cam will never wear out. Get one of those!