I believe Thom's review of the D100 also mentioned the lopsided weighting of the curves. Exposure compensation isn't a good way to fix this. It will retain the same curves, but just shift them to lighten the exposure. This could blow out highlights.
If the highlights are coming in near the end of the histogram you'll want to slide the midpoint using levels in Photoshop - or use curves and adjust the arc for the midtones. If you need to do a consistent adjustment for all your images, just create an action so you can batch-process files.
From Phil's review it looks like flash exposures will require exposure compensation to prevent chronic underexposure. It's hard to excuse Nikon for shipping the camera with this bug.