My replies to another new rider on the same subject:
Originally Posted by ooten
Work on learning good off road techniques before you start changing tires. The Ignitors are fine tires for most riders in a range of conditions.
After a few years of riding I was able to climb trails on my road bike with 25mm slicks that I could not handle as a newbie on my mtb with full knobbies.
Keep the Ignitors while you improve your skills. Changing tires while your technique is still in its formative stages will only make your learning time longer.
"Better" equipment can not make up for poor technique.
Plus keeping the Ignitors on cost you nothing extra.