I thought I would be able to help as I currently have an account with Pepperstone among other brokers.
I have had my account with them for ten years and have not had any problems. They offer various types of accounts depending on your needs.
They offer three trading platforms. MT4, MT5 and Ctrader. So no matter what platform you prefer they can cater for you.
They also offer over 150 different instruments for you to trade and offer lightening fast execution.
I have used Expert Advisors with them and I also manual trade with them. I have found both types of account to be pretty good.
Making withdrawals is pretty easy and they money is in your account within a couple of day. I have dealt with a lot of brokers In my trading lifetime and there are not a lot I would speak up for. This is a very good broker and you wont be disappointed if you join.