Yes, I am in the vmware group. I reran the config.pl file again and used all the defaults, and then I re-checked to see that I was in the vmware group again, and then I added vmware-server to the default run level.
Just to prove to myself that this wasn't my fault (and since it's no big deal since all my stuff is on an external hard drive), I completely reinstalled Sabayon and did it all again. And indeed, typing "vmware" and "vmware-server" into both konsole and the run dialog doesn't do anything. So, I don't know what's up, but this just doesn't seem to be working for me.
Is there some way that I could possibly get in touch with you via AIM? Or perhaps we could do a VNC so that you could "have the keyboard, mouse, and screen" of my computer? It just seems so bizarre that this simply wouldn't work for me but simply would work for you and others.