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I concur with HowardG's post. Turning off the white point but leaving on the black point seems to get me close to WYSIWYG.
Over time, I have experimented with various correction methods to approximate the correct monitor image with a simple adjustment layer. I have come cloest by using a Levels adjustment and starting with the black slider bumped up to somewhere between the 6 to 16 range, then adjusting the other two as needed. Also, the most simple way I like is to use the old contrast booster trick of doing an Unsharp Mask adjustment of perhaps 20-50-0, and adjusting the Amount up and down as needed (first number).
If you are getting dark prints, I would guess that your monitor is set too bright. Also, with an NEC monitor, I find that adjusting the "black" setting is needed to get a good profile.
Hang in there...you will find that the fine art matt papers can make beautiful prints.