I have no idea why they would tell you not to cook popcorn on a ceramic top stove, that doesn't make sense. The only caution you should take is if you like to shake the pan while popping, you could scratch up the surface, but that's remedied by just lifting up slightly while doing the shaking.
Just make popcorn like you always have, you should be fine. I too dislike microwave popcorn in a bag, but I have this popper for the microwave and it is really awesome.
It's made by nordicware and I got it at Target. Amazon has them too.