A review posted yesterday doesn't seem to agree with your Mac assessment. Do you have an older Mac OS? See Great HD Pocket Camera, Only 1 issue for me!!!, January 22, 2009
By Tarun Chachra "Tarun Chachra" stated the following:
MAC OS X Leopard:
No drivers needed.
Showed up as a usb Volume immediately.
iPhoto automatically detected camera and came up with import options.
Video Played in Quicktime. Awesome!
Was also able to browse to the camera and manually open AVI file.
Also, another reviewer had what seemed was a simple work-around-->
I'm a Mac user and I was aware of VadoHD's lack of support on Mac but, I did not care of the editing application on Mino (not MinoHD) as its too slow to startup and edit. Instead, I always used VisualHub (its no longer supported) and MPEG Streamclip. With perian plug-in, I had no problems playing the videos from VadoHD in Quicktime.
You might want to do a little research to make your experience be better on the Mac. I agree that Creative could (and should) market their products to Mac Users and provide a growing population with some decent (and included in the package) software.
I'm also a Mac User and look forward to adding my review after my Vado HD arrives. Good Luck!