definitely, some shops have a race fit mentality, but obviously, not everyone needs a super tight performance fit. Its just not neccessary to grind out the toe box of every boot sold...Generally, we size people sitting down, because it is the smallest fit, but we're not going to cram someone's foot into a boot that is abnormally small. I think the tendency comes from most people assuming that if a boot feels snug, which it should, its too tight. You'd be surprised how many people ride around in boots that are unusually large and comfy.
It depends a lot on the shape of your foot, some of this years FT's might be too wide if you have a real narrow, short foot. Why don't you go to a different shop and just see if they size you differently, because they probably will. I wouldn't have my heart set on FT's by the way, have the bootfitter tell you whats going to accomodate your foot the best.