Being in the process of doing that for myself, I think it can be useful to put together a list of the most recent / breadth-some links on how to run FreeBSD as a full-fledged workstation.
(after having done the same for openbsd, although there probably are far less pages)
Here is my first catch...
In these days, I installed FreeBSD on a virtual machine(VirtualBox). I tried also to install the graphical interface. But, I can't install the xorg using ports, nor packages.
Someone has any tip to do otherwise or knows what's wrong with xorg?