Actually I have started doing more playing at pp dynamics when playing exercises. When playing working on problem sections in a piece of music I try to play the dynamics marked. The whole reason I went to using the metronome in the first place was to improve my time keeping skills. It has helped a lot.
I read a lot of negativity into your repsonses. I apologize for taking it the wrong way. Thanks for the input.
I actually think that we do not need to play as "dynamically" at home as we think. Real power comes from finesse not brute strength. Finesse is really built from the bottom up. When we practice hard, our chops are not as pliable as when we play more but more softly. Give it a chance. I am positive that you won't be the same after a month or so.