You are not being fooled. I bought the Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 with 8-8-8-24 timings thinking that I would only get 11-11-11-64 out of it, but sure enough, when I loaded the BIOS and set the XMP profile it recognized the Ballistix as DDR3-1600 @ 8-8-8-24 using 1.65 volts. The most you may have to do, if your mobo does not support XMP profiles, is adjust the voltage and timings manually to get the advertised timings.
Crucial is/was the "generic" RAM for Corsair, so being the lower end Corsair, Crucial has the advantages of economies of scale.
Crucial is good memory and I have used it in 3 machines to date with no issues in achieving the advertised timings.