We do have an internal black list for drivers that allows us to fall back on cpu mode for video and old wave api's for audio. However, like you, I'd like to see this as a interactive feature. I've been advocating for UI that will walk users through some simple troubleshooting steps. If we discovered an out of date driver we could pop up an alert letting the user know that a more recent driver would resolve the problem. If a new driver caused issues, we could record automatically this fact and test it out internally (then blacklist if needed.)
This would be a great feature request to add over at bugbase.adobe.com. If you decide to add it, please post back with the URL so that I (and others) can add our votes and comments.
the bugbase ID with the future request is already in my first post :-)
Nice to see that you agree with it.
Doh, I completely missed that! I've cast my vote! Thanks for suggesting and adding this!