Ah I feel ya man. We all start there. So you've done the right thing! Strings that are comfortable are exactly what you need to start out on. Later on down your road of being a musician you will find that other gauges of string may be beneficial for different turnings. 11's are good for Slash music because he is tuned down a half step on all his strings. May not make sense to you now but it will down the road. But personally. I like the Cobalt Super Slinkys. They last forever AND they physically louder than any other string you will put on your guitar because of the cobalt in them. Give em a shot.
I am learning to play guitar. Currently Taking lessons, so most of the time I'm playing through a clean channel but sometimes I like to play around with high gain settings.
I believe I had 11/49s before but I thought they were to lose, and the low E strings was giving me an awful fret buzz, so I put thicker strings on my low strings. The tension seems fine, the tone is better but they feel thick and awkward compared to my ibanez.