Yes, although I'm unsure where you're going with this.
My point is that if the only ECs on your app are the things colleges want, they can tell that you're just telling them what you think they want to hear.
Example. Last year a girl from my HS with a 4.5 GPA and near-perfect SATs and ECs...and everything else...was rejected from UCLA. When she petitioned it, they told her her application lacked focus and personality. There's irony for you.