Is there any way to get an even bevel on a face or group of faces with blender? (Besides doing it by hand)
Use the Bevel Center script. In edit mode with faces selected, select in the 3D View menu bar Mesh->Script->Bevel Center.
I guess I had been selecting only lines instead of faces (D’OH). Ok just shoot me now. Wish that it was built in though as it hangs on complex objects. (For me anyway)