When defining complex functions in pointfree style, I often find myself switching to pointful style. Sometimes, I even convert to ANF and annotate the types to understand the steps.
After completing the function definition, I often convert back to pointfree style for conciseness. End of the story: To understand it again a couple of weeks later, I start expanding to annotated pointful again.
The small 10-lines library at the end of this post allows to define pointfree functions with intermediate type annotations.