So, no one has any idea what is going on? Or, how to find out?
I tried with a fresh install of openSUSE Leap 42.3, and am seeing the same thing - all of the menus and dialogs in VMware Workstation are not display correctly when run as a normal user - everything looks fine when run as root. This makes it very hard to use this version.
There is a workaround for this, using below command to Open WS, then the UI will be OK
That seems to work for me -- thanks!
(Any idea why root works without this, but normal users need this?)