Not whether to hyphenate, but why so many indie writers don’t use hyphens when they can be of so much help.
Connie Jasperson has pulled together a wonderful, easy-to-follow (note hyphens) guide to when and why to use hyphens in compound modifiers and expressions.
Check it out! Then get a box of hyphens to use in your own writing. They cost only a few cents at the dime store.