Using Strawberry perl will, IMHO, give you the most satisfaction since, as Strawberry gives you the capability to be self-contained from a package build/make POV, you're not at the behest of a 3rd party for the availability of PPM packages (the AS method of handling perl modules).
in reply to Which Perl version shall I use?
Neither do you have to shell out oodles of both money and disk space for the compiler/IDE ... or whatever M$ calls it/them these days.
I have had no hesitation in recommending it [Strawberry perl], since I discovered it (via the esteemed brethren herein).
A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))