Kris has said that he would be happy to host a VMWare player image if someone wants to make and upload one.
If someone with the full VMware wants to do it, or has any questions about how they should create a default image, I'd be happy to make some suggestions. I've got a whole SLEW of vmware installs of PC-BSD running here and they are great. Maintaining the public download is just the "one more thing" I don't want to get involved with right now.
A VMware PC-BSD install, with a 10GB hd image should zip up to about the same size as the ISO download. My rc1 install with 10GB HD image (not fully allocated at creation) zips to 548 MB.